When you live in Auburn or Opelika, AL, summer often means hot, sticky days and humid nights. While you can’t change the weather outdoors, you can keep indoor humidity levels low by trying these four DIY methods.
Rethink Your Cooking Routine
If you’re like many Alabama homeowners, you resort to grilling or cooking in your outdoor kitchen to cut down on indoor heat and humidity during the summer months. If taking things outdoors isn’t an option for you, try rethinking your routine instead. Since boiling and slow cooking both create excessive humidity, try other cooking methods to reduce moisture in the air. No matter what’s cooking, always be sure to use the exhaust fans in your kitchen to move hot, humid air outdoors.
Consider Shorter Showers
If you love taking a long shower to wake up in the morning or to relax at the end of a long day, you might be surprised to learn how much this ritual can increase the humidity level in your home. Make your home comfortable again by running the ventilation fan in your bathroom and taking shorter showers. If that doesn’t do the trick, consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier to lower the humidity level throughout.
Dry Laundry Outdoors
The typical clothes dryer increases the moisture level in your home, even when it vents outside. You can avoid this by line drying clean clothes outdoors, and you’ll enjoy the fresh laundry scent, too.
Use Ceiling Fans
Even if the humidity level in your home is reasonable, you might still feel uncomfortable on a hot, sticky day. When this happens, turn on the ceiling fans to circulate the air and create a DIY windchill effect. Keeping ceiling fans running helps moisture to evaporate and air to circulate, which means you’ll feel more comfortable even at the height of summer.
If your home needs professional indoor air quality help, we’re at your service. Call the pros at Indoor Solutions Inc. for a consultation: 706-225-8241.
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