Been having problems balancing humidity in your Cleveland area home? It can be frustrating to come home to a home that’s uncomfortable as a result of an imbalance in moisture levels. However, by following these steps, you can get your home’s humidity back on track and enjoy healthier indoor air quality.
Seal Any Air Leaks
Contact a trusted local HVAC technician to perform a home energy audit to help you find and seal air leaks around your home. Replace old windows with Energy Star labeled alternatives and have door draft stoppers installed beneath entryways to prevent conditioned air from escaping or unconditioned air from seeping in. Not only are these investments excellent ways to work toward balancing humidity, they will save you money all year long.
Remove Moisture From Your Home
Water leaks from plumbing issues can become a significant contributor to high humidity in your home and eventually lead to mold growth. If left untreated, mold can pose a severe health threat to your family, especially to children and elderly occupants. Because some forms of mold can be extremely dangerous, pay for an inspection to locate the source of the moisture and get it eliminated right away.
Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers
In the summer, a whole-house dehumidifier is the most effective way to keep humidity from making your home a clammy, uncomfortable place. During the winter, if the air in your home becomes dry due to dry winter air and perpetual heating, a portable or whole-house humidifier may be a good idea. Consider having a humidistat installed also to accurately gauge and adjust your home humidity. With a humidistat, you can ensure that your moisture levels are exactly where they should be throughout the seasons.
Find out how to keep your humidity balanced by contacting Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. With more than 78 years of experience, Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing is dedicated to providing only the best customer service to customers throughout the greater Cleveland area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about balancing humidity and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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