While high humidity is most common during the summer, it can happen at any time of the year. High moisture in the air can also give the air that sticky feeling. All in all, it can reduce indoor air quality and make the home interior feel less comfortable. Fortunately, there are easy adjustments to reduce indoor humidity for your Puyallup home.
Maintain Relative Humidity
Humidity in Puyallup can vary greatly. Take measures to lower the humidity if it’s higher than 45%. You can test indoor humidity using a hygrometer. This is a relatively inexpensive device you can acquire at a local Walgreens or hardware store.
Take Cold Showers
A cold shower/bath may seem like a crazy idea, especially when summer isn’t even here yet. However, a shower with moderately cold or even room-temperature water can be beneficial. This is because the water produces less steam. Less steam means less water vapor in the air and offsets a rise in humidity.
Remove Indoor Plants
Plants release moisture into the air. If you have multiple plants inside the house, temporarily move them outside. If you insist on keeping them inside, then keep them close to open windows where there’s adequate ventilation.
Here’s a DIY hack involving charcoal briquettes. Charcoal acts as an absorbent and can suck moisture from the air. Put a few briquettes in an open jar or container and leave it out in the open.
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Humidity is connected to Indoor air quality. The HVAC also has a role in humidity levels. Contact WestCoast Heating and Air for a furnace and AC examination or to explore a new HVAC installation. Newer ductless heating and cooling systems may help reduce indoor humidity in your Puyallup residence.
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