Seeing as residents in Tennessee rarely ever experience relative humidity less than about 60%, it's no wonder why so many homeowners are looking for ways to combat the moisture inside of their homes. If you find yourself having a hard time breathing or simply feeling too stuffy in a clammy home, then you're not alone. The good news, however, is that it's pretty easy to correct if you're armed with the right knowledge.
Make Sure Your Home is Insulated Properly
While you do live in a humid environment, moisture inside of homes is sometimes caused by damage to windows or walls or even poor insulation. If this is the case, you'll want to check for areas of your home that might be letting moisture (or even actual water) inside. This includes checking your dryer's vent to ensure it's effectively moving moist air outside and also checking your home's HVAC system to ensure all ducts are working properly and moving dry air in and moist air out.
Get an A/C Tuneup
What does cool air have to do with moisture? Everything! Well, it does if you've got the right kind of A/C installation. When air conditioners do their job, they work to help remove moisture from the air by taking it up and circulating it back as cooler, dryer air. The same process that cools your home, therefore, also helps to reduce the humidity inside of it. To ensure that your home is being properly cooled and dehumidified, get an A/C tuneup to check that the unit is working at maximum efficiency to avoid paying costly cooling feels while you work to remove the moisture from the air. AC units in Tennessee should be serviced at least twice a year, usually at the beginning of spring and the beginning of the fall.
Install a Dehumidifier
No, you don't have to do it yourself. That's what we're here for! Our trained professionals love helping other Tennesseeians enjoy their homes with the help of a dehumidifier, which can not only make your home's air and environment feel more comfortable but also help prevent costly damage to your home's flooring, wood structure, and other valuables. Investing in a humidifier is a great way to ensure your AC unit can function properly and is a convenient, effective solution to humidity in your home.
To schedule the installation of a dehumidifier, contact us today to discuss how you can better protect your home from mold, mildew, and moisture.