During the holidays having extra guests in your home along with all of the additional cooking, in order to prepare your yummy Thanksgiving feast, creates the perfect recipe for excessive humidity. High levels of humidity can be very uncomfortable to you and your guests. At Parker & Sons, we want you to be able to enjoy your day in comfort and we’ve prepared a list of ways you can reduce the amount of moisture in your home.
- Always use exhaust fans in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms and vent to the outside. Having proper ventilation in your home helps greatly reduce indoor humidity.
- While cooking, cover your pots/pans. Also consider using a slow cooker, which contributed less to indoor humidity
- Turn on your air conditioner. Warm air holds more moisture.
- Take shorter or cooler showers.
- Crack a window open, allowing indoor air to ‘dry’ out.
- Place your houseplants outside for the day.
- Turn on your ceiling fans. Although ceiling fans don’t actually decrease humidity, they will make you feel cooler. As the fan circulates the air, the air evaporates the moisture from your skin, creating a cooling sensation.
- It’s important to ensure your registers remain unblocked and open, allowing good airflow. And have your system inspected and serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning.
We wish you an enjoyable (and comfortable) holiday season! For all of your heating, cooling, or plumbing issues Parker & Sons is just a phone call or click away!