Before you can understand how to get rid of excess humidity in your home it’s important you understand what humidity is and why it’s important to be aware of it.

What is humidity?

Without getting overly scientific on you, humidity is the amount of moisture you have in a space – in this case, your home.

Why is it important to know how much humidity is in your home?

It’s important to understand how much or little humidity you have for health reasons such as psoriasis, eczema, cough, allergies, mold inhalation, dehydration, and heatstroke.

It’s crazy to think all these health concerns can stem from not having enough or having too much moisture in your home, but they do.

How to get rid of humidity

Too much moisture in your home can cause adverse health issues, as we discussed above. Not only are health issues a concern but the foundation of your home can also be greatly affected.

If you’ve ever noticed a bit of black around your baseboards or even going up the cracks of your walls, you may have a mold issue. Mold is created when excess moisture gets trapped in the foundation of your home – often drywall. That drywall then rots and causes mold growth.

Some can smell mold and catch the issue right away while others simply never know there’s been a mold infestation until their health takes a turn for the worse.

Before getting rid of the humidity in your home, you should have it assessed and measured. You can do this yourself or have an HVAC company send a technician out to test your air Once you are aware of how much extra moisture you have, then you can take the preventative steps to remove the moisture.

One of the easiest ways to remove the moisture is with a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier will such up excess moisture that you’ll then dump from the machine’s storage bin.

Another way to remove moisture is by opening up windows where moisture is prone such as in your bathroom or laundry room. Opening up the windows will allow the moisture to evaporate from your home instead of being trapped