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5 tips to keep your home humidity-free

Just because it’s humid outside doesn’t mean it needs to be humid inside. | Photo by Lee Company

If you notice your home is feeling a little bit like you’re hanging out at Harpeth River, there may be things you’re doing to trap humidity indoors. To help you say goodbye to discomfort, we’ve got five ways to keep your home humidity in check.

Keep the air moving

A consistent flow of air throughout your home will help to relieve humidity. Leaving inside doors + air vents open will keep the air circulating through the rooms (read: a house that’s cooler + drier).

Check your air conditioning

The aim of your AC is to cool the air — but did you know it also removes moisture? Warm air has a higher tolerance for humidity, so an efficient AC will remove vapor from the air. If your AC is running and it still feels humid, it may be time for a visit from a professional.

Use an exhaust fan

Some rooms in your home hold more natural moisture than others. Your bathroom, kitchen + laundry room are all likely culprits. Keeping an exhaust fan up and running helps to rid your home of moist air, especially in the summer. (Pro tip: Check your dryer vent to make sure it’s sending warm, damp air outdoors).

Upgrade your windows + doors

Double-paned windows and proper storm doors aren’t only for winter. New windows + doors can improve your home’s energy efficiency year-round, including Nashville’s humid summer months.

Get a dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is one of the most effective ways to reduce humidity in your home. Talk to a HVAC professional about the best options for each area of your home.

If you still need help reducing your in-home humidity, it may be time for a checkup. The HVAC technicians at Lee Company are available 24/7 for consultations and emergency repairs.*