Reducing the Humidity in Your Lakeville Home…Experts are telling us that at the halfway point in our Minnesota summer, this has been one of the best Minnesota summers. We have not experienced excessive heat; we have adequate rain that comes at night; and our summer humidity has been tolerable.
Let’s hope our fine summer continues during the second half. In case the humidity becomes oppressive as it often does in August, here are a few tips for controlling the humidity in your home. Your home will feel more comfortable and your will save on your summer energy bills.
The key to controlling the humidity in your home is controlling the moisture in your home. Air conditioning will remove moisture from the air. The logic is simple—with less moisture in the air, the less your air conditioner has to work to remove it.
- Make sure your clothes dryer vent is directed outside of the house and working properly
- Use your vents fans in the kitchen and bathroom
- Seal any air or duck leaks
- Take cooler and shorter showers
- When possible avoid cooking and boiling water on your kitchen stove
- Use ceiling fans to help circulate the air
- Run your furnace fan even when the air conditioner is not operating
If you use some of these simple tips, you will reduce the moisture in your home. This will bring greater summer comfort and lower air conditioning bills.