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Regulating Indoor Humidity Levels

Published on August 27th, 2019

Humidity can make your home feel extremely muggy if it isn’t controlled in the summer months. When indoor humidity is too high, not only does it lead to discomfort, but it serves as a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that can affect your air quality. If bacteria growth continues in the air, it can make you and your family very ill.

To avoid these possible dangers and discomforts, it is crucial to regulate your home’s humidity. Here are some tips from our team at Blue Frost Heating and Cooling in DuPage County to help keep your home comfortable.

What Affects Your Home’s Humidity?

A variety of things can have an effect on your indoor humidity levels. The outside temperature and air quality play a large roll in humidity regulation. In the summer, the air outside is more moisture-filled, which can lead to your home’s moisture levels to rise. Additionally, home exercise, excessive washer and dryer use, or even lengthy showers can make your home more humid.

Lowering Humidity Levels

In the summer, your humidity levels are likely to be higher than in any other month. To keep these levels at bay, you can start by turning off any humidifiers you may have in your home, take shorter showers with cooler water, utilize your air conditioner, and use exhaust fans. These small changes can help you keep your home more comfortable during the summer months.

For assistance adjusting your home humidity, call Blue Frost Heating and Cooling in DuPage County at (630) 283-6401.

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