Jan 15, 2023 Joseph Mezistrano

7 Effective Strategies for Lowering the Humidity in Your Home

7 Effective Strategies for Lowering the Humidity in Your Home

If you're tired of dealing with high humidity levels in your home, you're not alone. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air, and when it's too high, it can lead to a range of issues. Not only can it make it feel warmer and more sticky in your home, but it can also contribute to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health problems and damage to your home.

Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to lower the humidity in your house and create a more comfortable living space. Here are seven effective tips for reducing humidity levels in your home:

This article will cover the following strategies:

  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Improve ventilation
  • Fix any leaks
  • Use a humidisitat
  • Avoid using humidifiers
  • Use fans
  • Keep the air moving


1. Use a dehumidifier. One of the most effective ways to lower humidity in your home is to use a dehumidifier. These appliances work by drawing in air from your home and removing the excess moisture, which is then collected in a tank or drained away through a hose. Dehumidifiers come in a range of sizes, so you can choose one that's suitable for the size of your home. It's important to regularly empty the tank or hose to ensure that the dehumidifier is functioning properly.


2. Improve ventilation. Another way to reduce humidity in your home is to improve ventilation. This can help to prevent excess moisture from building up in the air and can also help to reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth. You can improve ventilation in your home by opening windows and doors when the weather is dry, using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom, and using an attic or whole-house fan to draw out hot, humid air.


3. Fix any leaks. Leaks and other sources of moisture in your home can contribute to high humidity levels. Be sure to fix any leaks as soon as possible, whether they're coming from pipes, the roof, or anywhere else in your home. It's also a good idea to regularly inspect your home for signs of water damage, such as water stains on the walls or ceiling, and to address any issues promptly.


4. Use a humidistat. A humidistat is a device that measures the humidity levels in your home and can help you maintain a comfortable level. You can set it to turn on your dehumidifier or air conditioner when the humidity gets too high, helping to keep the humidity levels in your home at a comfortable level. You can also use a humidistat to turn off your dehumidifier or air conditioner when the humidity gets too low, helping to save energy and reduce your energy bills.


5. Avoid using humidifiers. While it may seem counterintuitive, using a humidifier in your home can actually increase the humidity levels. Instead, try using air conditioning or a dehumidifier to lower the humidity in your home. If you do need to use a humidifier, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and use it sparingly to avoid adding too much moisture to the air.


6. Use fans. Fans can help to circulate the air in your home and reduce humidity levels. Ceiling fans, portable fans, and window fans are all effective at moving the air and helping to evaporate excess moisture.


7. Keep the air moving. In addition to using fans, you can also keep the air moving in your home by opening windows and doors to allow for cross ventilation. This can help to dissipate the moisture in the air and lower humidity levels. Just be sure to close windows and doors when it's humid outside to prevent excess moisture from entering your home.

By following these strategies, you can effectively lower the humidity in your home and create a more comfortable living space. Whether you use a dehumidifier, improve ventilation, fix leaks, use a humidistat, avoid using humidifiers, use fans, or keep the air moving, there are plenty of ways to reduce the humidity levels in your house.

By taking steps to reduce the humidity in your house, you can enjoy a more comfortable living environment and protect your home from the potential damage caused by excess moisture. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly monitor the humidity levels in your home, as it can help you to determine the best course of action to take to lower the humidity in your home. This is where Sensibo’s latest product, Sensibo Elements, comes into play. A dedicated indoor air quality monitor, Sensibo Elements tracks more than just humidity, including TVOCs, Co2, PM2.5, Ethanol,  and temperature. Check out Sensibo’s website for more information. 




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Joey Mezistrano | Product Manager 

Joey Mezistrano is Product Manager at Sensibo.

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Joey Mezistrano -Product Manager 

Joey Mezistrano is Product Manager at Sensibo.