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Lowering Humidity in Your South Florida Home – A Holistic Approach

Holistic Ways to Lower Humidity for South Florida Homes

When you live in a place like Boca Raton or Pompano Beach, you expect heat from our tropical weather.  However, when you get out of the shower, you don’t expect to have to sweat immediately afterward.  Other than having to take multiple showers per day, too much moisture, in the air can lead to things like mold and mildew, causing a health hazard. There are some natural things you can do to without the use of a dehumidifier and we’ve outlined a few of them for you.   

First, make sure that you have adequate ventilation.  Open the windows on days that you can like during our winter months when the outside temperatures aren’t as high. 

Hardwood, tiles or tile flooring is much better than carpet.  If you have carpet in places like the bathroom, you’re basically inviting mold spores to be your best friend.  By removing carpet, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the quality of your air as well as less humidity.

Use fans when you don’t have windows.  If you do have windows when doing every day activities like showering and cooking crack the window open.  This small task can do wonders in lowering the humidity that’s become trapped in your home.

Lower your air temperature on your thermostat.  Keeping the lower temps will reduce the hot and humid environment.  Heat traps humid conditions.

More people in the room will cause there to be higher moisture from breathing.  While you may not be able to prevent the amount of people there are in a room, keep in mind this will lend to what’s in your air. When there is a heavily populated area in your home or office, try running fans.

Taking colder showers will reduce the steam that gets released into your atmosphere.  You can also use less water or have the pressure lowered from the shower head.

Plants are a huge culprit to humid areas.  If you’ve got a green thumb use it, by moving the plants to designated areas like on your lanai.

By using a few of these methods to maintain the quality of your air, you’ll notice that you won’t sweat nearly as much.  You’ll also be preventing anyone in the house from suffering from breathing illnesses like asthma.  Take the time to make your environment more comfortable and watch how much happier you’ll be.

A properly running HVAC systems can aid in lowering the humidity in your environment. With proper ventilation and well maintained air conditioning units you’ll be optimizing the air in your home, making it more comfortable.

If you’re experiencing a lot of additional humidity, then contact the team at Go United AC and Refrigeration today. 

If your home's central air conditioning system is not working the way it should give us a call today!! We service air conditioning systems in Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and all of Broward and Palm Beach County.

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