What is worse than Florida’s harsh summer heat? Having to swim in your own perspiration. When sweat starts pouring off your body constantly during those peak summer months, blame it on the excess moisture in the air. When the air has more vapor than it can hold, apart from giving you sticky skin, it makes you uncomfortable in several other ways. Decomposed wood, damp spots, and mold are some of the outcomes of high humidity in your home. However, when you have an HVAC system installed by one of Millian-Aire’s trained experts, you can rest assured that all humidity-related issues are addressed. In addition to installing a high-quality HVAC system, you can follow a few simple tricks to cut back on the moisture level. Here are three ways to do just that:
1. Mind What You Cook
Summer in Florida means scorching heat and muggy weather. Therefore, you should be mindful of what meals you toss up and how. Try dry cooking methods like broiling, sauteing, grilling, roasting, and baking. You may crave mouth-watering fried fish, but the smoke will only increase the temperature and moisture level in your house further. Fried fish is a great recipe in winter, but not a good idea in summer if you want to reduce humidity in your home.
2. Keep Your HVAC System Tuned-Up
Your cooling unit checks the moisture level when it works efficiently. However, if you see water on metal surfaces or hazy windows suddenly, it indicates that your AC is not functioning the way it should. There may be some problems with the unit like a clogged drainpipe or any other issues. We recommend that you talk to one of our HVAC technicians to schedule a tune-up. Our trained professionals will ensure the smooth operation of the system, controlling humidity. When you detect damp spots even after setting up a new unit, it means that your AC is too big for your house.
3. Use Kitchen Vent Fans
Install vent fans above your oven or stove top to minimize humidity. When you prepare food in the kitchen, the heat and moisture escape to the other parts of your house. Besides, when you are taking a bath, use fans in the bathroom to reduce the moisture level.
Cutting back on humidity is best for your home and your family’s health. Therefore, if your rooms feel hot, muggy and uncomfortable, help is here at Millian-Aire. We have been serving homeowners in the Tampa Bay region for years. Call us today for a free consultation.