St. Louis is Humid – No Problem Can Help Keep You Comfortable In Your Home
St. Louis gets hot during the summer! Along with the heat, humidity can make things almost unbearable. It may be uncomfortable, but don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can do to reduce the humidity in your home.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that humidity can lead to mildew and mold. Several areas can suffer from this – especially when it’s humid. Consider your carpets, drywall, and ceilings. In some cases, this is the simplest cause of people’s allergies and other illnesses. Your first task is to locate the extra humidity then eliminate it.
Humidity Hot Spots
Feeling humidity is often the first sign. You can buy a hygrometer at a hardware store or you can look for simple signs of condensation on mirrors or windows – the first sign of mold or mildew.
- HVAC Maintenance– If you check your unit you can find your condenser coil. Do a check of this because it can get dirty and blocked. Remember having a clean and efficient running system is a great way to try to prevent illness and live a healthier life.
- Many plants– I know I know. You love the jungle in your house it is always wonderful to imitate the rain forest. It is the best feeling when you can bring the country life into the house. The problem is plants retain water is humidity. Lots of plants lots of moisture. The HVAC system can be thrown off by this.
- Ventilation in the bathroom– The bathroom is a hot spot for humidity. Using the shower and tub is the easy culprit. Check the caulking around the tub, shower stall, and windows. This will help reduce drafts and moisture.
- Roofing and Basement– This is a unique area that can be a common source for humidity. The smallest roof leak can lead to a growing ground of hold and let humidity in the house. The dreaded basement is easily a top spot for humidity as well. The proper sealing of a basement can either make or break this. Sometimes a poorly fitted floor can cause humidity leak as well.
Natural Humidity Solutions
We are going to tackle the solutions. Remember you cannot ever get rid of humidity 100%. It’s just not possible. These are ways though that during these hot summers in St. Charles we can slow humidity down.
- Make Necessary Repairs– I know that is easier said than done. If you need a roof fixed, contact these guys Schneider Roofing. Apply sealer compounds and keep gutters clear. Check all the windows and doors for signs of weatherstripping. Head to the local hardware store and grab some sealer for any areas of concern you locate.
- Circulated Air– Good air fly will dry out fast, unlike stagnant air. You can set ceiling fans to winter or summer settings. If you have, ventilation fans in the bathroom or the kitchen use them. The best of all is free the good old outside wind. Open up doors and windows so the air can blow right through the house.
- Reducing Moisture– Start with a dehumidifier. These are bought all most anywhere. It is a great tool to lower the humidity in the house. You can buy them for the house or just a room. They can be installed by your local HVAC company. You can use rugs to place between a drafty basement and hard flooring.
Still Unsure? Call No Problem.
HVAC companies are always able to test for moisture. In most cases, maintenance or cleaning of the HVAC system can eliminate the moisture headache. Companies can also install dehumidifiers in the system its self for air control for the entire house. Once the amount of water vapor is tackled, you might see a drop in the bill monthly. The system will not have to run as hard.
We are experts when it comes to helping with humidity in your home! Call us today to schedule your service.