They say that living in a home with high ceilings is a good way to deal with humid climates,which is all well and good, if you’re building a home from scratch. Luckily, there are still ways for the rest of us to survive during the high temperature months without completely uprooting our lives. Check out these five tips for living in a humid climate.
- Keep Your Windows Open It may seem counter intuitive to open your windows on a hot day, but you actually want to let the air circulate throughout your home to avoid increasing humidity levels. Stagnant air can also make humidity feel worse as there is no release of air. You may also consider investing in a ceiling or portable fan.
- Brush Up on Your Gardening Skills
Studies show that a home with several house plants contains lower humidity levels than other homes. This is because the plants extract many of their nutrients from the moisture in the air. Consider such plants as Boston Ferns or small cacti plants.
- Flooring Options
Carpeting holds onto moisture, increasing the temperature and humidity in your home. Try using stone tile flooring in high-humidity areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Ceramic tile is also extremely water-proof and moisture resistant.
- Don’t Dry Your Laundry
When you run your dryer, the exhaust fumes increase your home’s humidity. Many people avoid using their dryer by hanging their clothes up on a laundry tressle, but this may actually contribute to your home’s humidity levels as well. Hang your clothes outside to keep your laundry room cooler.
- Invest in a Dehumidifier
Whether you live in New York, Florida, or any other humid state, a mini dehumidifier is a must-have. Choose from a variety of units, including dampness protection models, odor eliminators, high capacity, and even home value pack dehumidifiers.
Here at EVA-DRY Mini Dehumidifier, we understand that living in a humid climate is not just annoying, but can lead to severe mold growth and health conditions. Order your EVA-DRY mini dehumidifier today!