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Balancing Humidity – Winter and Summer – in Your Charlotte Home

Keeping the humidity balanced all year long in your Charlotte home may take a little work, but there are several ways to monitor and alleviate issues with a lack or excess of moisture in the home. If you’re concerned about the humidity levels in your home, here are a few methods to put your home’s humidity levels back on track and improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Locate and Remove Signs of Moisture

Check your plumbing system, basement and other parts of the home for signs of standing water. Leaking water and high moisture content in or around the home is an open invitation for mold to grow, potentially causing a variety of health problems. Too much humidity in the home can also attract pests like insects and rodents who are searching for the perfect environment to call home. Repairing leaks and reducing the moisture content in your home is crucial to preventing these issues from occurring.

Humidistat

The easiest way to gauge and adjust your home’s humidity level is to purchase a humidistat. In conjunction with a thermostat, your home can automatically adjust the moisture level in the home to ideal levels. Balancing humidity to a level that prevents the growth of mold is simple with a humidistat, a device which will self-regulate your home’s humidity levels with minimal intervention.

Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers

Portable or whole-house dehumidifiers and humidifiers are very effective at eliminating unwanted moisture and adding moisture, respectively. If your home is consistently humid throughout every room, a whole-house dehumidifier may be the best choice. If you’re experiencing problems with moisture in one room in particular, a portable dehumidifier will work fine. Humidifiers can work wonders for balancing humidity in homes that tend to get dry in the winter months.

To learn more about achieving balanced humidity in your North Carolina home, contact the local HVAC professionals at Ross & Witmer. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston and Charlotte.