The summer is the best time to go out and soak up the sun in New Jersey, but it also comes with some not-so-enjoyable aspects – like high humidity in your home. As heating, cooling, and plumbing experts, we at A.J Perri often get asked, “How can I lower the humidity in my home this summer?” There are many ways to reduce humidity in your home this summer and feel a little cooler in the process.
Turn on your air conditioner
Air conditioners pull moisture from the air as they cool it, which is why they help with lowering humidity. However, once humidity climbs to 60 percent or higher, it could make your home uncomfortable. Simply turning on your A/C could make a drastic difference. The experts at A.J. Perri can help with the entire process from start to finish.
Invest in a dehumidifier
While your A/C can help lower the overall temperature in your home, which then decreases humidity, it won’t have the same impact as a dedicated dehumidifier. If you find your humidity troubles are in one home location, a small compact dehumidifier could do the trick. However, if high humidity is more of a widespread issue, investing in a whole-house dehumidifier would be recommended.
Run a fan
Fans can help keep rooms in your home cool, and they also help circulate air and possible heavy moisture. In addition, it’s an inexpensive way to decrease humidity. This tip also includes room fans and other exhaust fans like kitchen exhaust hoods.
Lower your shower temperature
This may be easier than you think. Taking cool showers during the winter is no fun, but they may be more enjoyable in the summertime. The bottom line is that hot showers create steam which increases humidity levels in your bathroom. Lowering the temperature can reduce the amount of moisture. While you’re at it, flip on the switch to your bathroom’s exhaust fan before each shower.
Staying cool and comfortable during New Jersey’s unpredictable heatwaves doesn’t have to be complicated. Let the experts at A.J Perri handle the heavy lifting by scheduling an A/C installation online or calling (732) 733-2548.