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How To Control Humidity In Your Home

How To Control Humidity In Your Home

To assist in controlling humidity issues in your home, you must ensure you heat your home properly, use the ventilation system correctly, and help keep moisture producing activities at a minimum, especially during the winter months when humidity issues are at their highest. 

Having too high humidity in the home can cause many problems, especially in the winter.  High humidity, partnered with minimal air circulation can be a prime reason for windows having frost buildup on the inside of the home which can also lead to mold growth inside your home.

Low humidity can also be an issue as it can cause wood to shrink which can damage furniture, floors, and window panes.

Montorio Homes installs a high quality heating and ventilation system in it’s homes which can help ease the process of controlling the humidity level in your home.  

ITEMS THAT CAN HELP WITH CONTROLLING HUMIDITY:

1.  Set Your heating and Ventilation System Correctly According to Outside Temperatures:

Please click on the link below, to an instructional video which shows you the proper settings for heating and ventilation systems installed in a home built by Montorio Home in the last 1 – 2 years.    It is important to set your systems properly according to external temperatures.

2.  Turn On Additional Fans If You Do Not Have A Modern Highly Functional Ventilation System.

Just as you would run the defroster in your car, you should turn on ceiling fans and range hood fans throughout your home and run exhaust fans where needed.  

3.  Open Window Coverings

Open your curtains and blinds during the daytime.  Keeping them closed increases the likelihood of condensation forming and potential mold or moisture damage.

General Guidelines On What To Set Your Humidity Settings To According To External Temperature

Links to Other Useful Sources
On Managing Humidity In the Home