Humidity is the increase of moisture in the air. When humidity is high, the temperature feels much hotter than it actually is. This increase in temperature can make many of us feel uncomfortable in our own homes. West Allis Heating and Air Conditioning recommends these three ways to fight hot, humid air this summer.

Use A Dehumidifier

There are many different types of dehumidifiers on the market. Many have specialized capabilities recommended for different square footage. One type of dehumidifier is a whole home dehumidifier; this type of unit is installed in addition to a furnace. There are larger units that are meant for a basement or large space. Smaller portable units are also available, and can be transferred from room to room. West Allis Heating and Air Conditioning sell, and install the whole home version. Hardware stores and online retailers sell large and portable dehumidifiers. They are fairly easy to come by.

Keep Air Circulating

Whether you use central air, or not, air movement is key to helping reduce in home humidity. The general movement of air can help to evaporate some of the excess water, which creates humidity. Fans help with circulation. When using a fan, leave a window open to bring cool air in, or blow hot air out.

Reduce Excess Moisture

Any amount of excess water that can be eliminated, can help reduce in home humidity. For example, if you regularly hang your cloths to dry, hang them outside instead of in your home. Reducing the shower temperature so steam does not persist can also reduce humidity within your home. Fixing any leaky pipes is another way to help reduce moisture within your home.

These three helpful tips can aid you in reducing home humidity and improve your home comfort. If you have any questions about how to reduce humidity within your home, or any home comfort issues, feel free to reach out to West Allis Heating and Air Conditioning. Our goal is to assist customers with all of their home comfort needs.