Many homes are suffering from humidity which makes them warmer, smelly and very uncomfortable for its people. Clammy hands and the unpleasant smell of must in the air is definitely not a sight I would want to come home to. Despite of all the physical annoyance, it is also bad for your body and households. Women often complain about their dry and dull hair which is also a result of humidity. Here are a few tips to reduce humidity for good:
Ventilating houses is a very important step that people often miss out. Make sure to ventilate moist areas in your home such as bathrooms and kitchen. When air passes through these areas, the humidity reduces to minimal and the smell goes away. Open the doors and windows of your rooms in the morning when the sun is shining bright to allow sufficient ventilation.
- Air Conditioning
Air conditioners play a very important role because once they are turned on, not only the temperature of a room drops but it also minimizes indoor humidity.
If you haven’t placed fans in your house yet now is the time! Fans increase the flow of air inside a room by blowing out hot air which helps to reduce the moisture. The stale air inside the room causes humidity to stay for a longer period of time, therefore poof it out with the help of fans.
- Hang Clothes Outdoors
During the humid season, if you choose to hang your clothes indoor I would suggest you to think again. Drying clothes inside your house will drastically increase the humidity level because of bad ventilation. The water droplets which are evaporated from the clothes will blend with the air making it extremely moist. Avoid this situation by hanging your clothes outdoor at a suitable place.
- Place House Plants Outdoor
Plantation can cause an increase in the humidity because plants release moisture vapour in the atmosphere when you water them excessively. Place your pots outside the house to avoid moist air.
- Pay Attention to Home Apparel
Always pay attention to the things you use in your home on a daily basis for e.g. rugs, walls, floors, curtains and other apparel. Rugs tend to absorb moisture from the air if homes are extremely humid. If your rugs start reeking of bad smell and looks damp, instantly hand it over to the dry cleaners for a good wash. One of the floorings that are resistant to humidity is laminate flooring if it is perfectly installed in your house. Similarly, crack holes in the walls can retain a good amount of moisture because outside air has the ability to work its way through these walls. To avoid rotting wood and mould, make sure to chalk up wall crack holes every now and then correctly!
- Use Natural Minerals
Charcoal briquettes and rock salt can come in handy when taking precautions for humid atmosphere. Charcoal has a tendency to adsorb which eventually removes bad odour and moisture from the air. Likewise, rock salt is also an important mineral which allows storage of excessive water molecules from the air leaving it completely moisture-free.