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3 Ways to Reduce the Humidity in Your Home November 5, 2018

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3 Ways to Reduce the Humidity in Your Home, Crystal, Minnesota

Having high humidity levels in your home can cause water stains and condensation buildup and worsen health problems of residents with respiratory issues, like allergies or asthma. From adding a dehumidifier to making some updates to your house, there are several tasks you can accomplish to improve indoor humidity. 

How to Improve the Humidity Levels in Your House

1. Weatherize the Home

Have you noticed the humidity level inside your house rises when it rains outside? While a slight change is normal, you shouldn’t experience condensation on the windows or walls. These issues might indicate the need to weatherize the home by sealing the doors and windows with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent air exchange.

2. Use a Dehumidifier

dehumidifierMany houses feature below-ground basements where humidity levels are naturally high. Unfortunately, this can lead to mold growth, making the space unfit for storage purposes and preventing you from finishing it to create more living area. Thankfully, with the help of a dehumidifier, you can remove the water from the air, making it more hospitable for belongings and people. However, it’s essential to empty the appliance regularly, so the water won’t overflow.

3. Improve the Ventilation

Sometimes, a humidity issue is caused by a lack of air circulation inside a house. Call an HVAC specialist to assess your heating and air conditioning systems and learn if adding new ductwork or making upgrades to your home will better ventilate the area and reduce the humidity.


Homeowners looking to get a professional opinion on the effectiveness of installing a dehumidifier or changing their HVAC setups should contact Blue Ox Heating & Air in Minneapolis, MN. Their team is on hand to address issues with thermostats, air purifiers, furnaces, and air conditioners to ensure your home is comfortable all year-round. Call (612) 217-7759 or visit their website to learn more about the dangers of high humidity.

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