Can you name one of the leading contributors to mold and mildew in your home? If you guessed humidity, you are certainly correct – and with the warm, moist climate we have in South Florida this is a common problem in most homes. So, what can you do to remove humidity from the air? Try these natural solutions below:
- Keep humidity creation to a minimum: There’s enough humidity in the air outside that’s making its way into your home, you don’t need to create more.
- Keep showers quick and be sure to run your bathroom’s exhaust fan. You should also cover pots of boiling water and only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they are full.
- Place houseplants around your home. Moisture-wicking plants such as Reed palms and English ivy look nice and will help keep moisture levels down.
- Have your HVAC unit properly maintained. A dirty or blocked condenser coil will prevent the system from removing moisture from the air.
It’s vital to locate the main source of humidity in your home and eliminate it right away. This will help keep your indoor air drier and more comfortable and can help combat mold and mildew formation.
For the best indoor air quality solutions in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas, be sure to contact the experts at Aspen Air Conditioning.