Whole Home Humidity Control for Indiana Summers 

As the weather gets warmer, you might notice more humidity inside your home or even a musty odor. The higher humidity during the summer is a common problem in Central Indiana, and maintaining a balanced humidity level not only helps you breathe easier and feel more comfortable inside your home, but it also helps avoid problems like mildew growth and basement mold. Here are some ways to reduce the humidity in your home.

#1 Ventilation and Moisture Prevention

Ensuring proper ventilation is an easy way to reduce humidity in your home that doesn’t require a costly investment. Make sure the exhaust fans in your bathrooms are performing adequately. Keep windows open during cooler hours, and while cooking or showering. Fix any plumbing leaks promptly, as they can contribute to excess moisture.

#2 Air Conditioning

Running your air conditioner not only cools the air but also removes moisture. Maintain regular HVAC system maintenance to ensure optimal performance. You can schedule a tune-up with a NATE-certified HomePro technician, and they can also provide guidance on temperature settings that help balance comfort and energy efficiency.

#3 Sealing and Insulation

Properly seal windows, doors, and other potential sources of air leaks to prevent humid outdoor air from entering your home. Properly insulating your home helps minimize temperature fluctuations and condensation buildup.

#4 Duct Cleaning

Have you noticed it has suddenly become more humid inside your home? If air isn’t circulating in the HVAC system properly because your ducts have become clogged with dust and other debris, this can cause an increase in humidity. Additionally, major remodeling in your home such as new flooring or drywall can add a layer of debris to your ductwork. A professional ductwork inspection and cleaning can extend the life of your HVAC system and help control humidity in your home.  

#5 Monitor and Control

Investing in a smart thermostat with a humidity sensor helps you gauge whether additional humidity control measures are necessary. Additionally, if you have multiple room sensors, a smart thermostat will detect temperature changes in certain areas and adjust accordingly. For example, if you’re cooking, the thermostat’s sensors will tell the AC unit to send more cool air toward the kitchen.

#6 Whole Home Humidity Control

Last, a dehumidifier designed for whole-home humidity control will help maintain an optimal humidity level in your home. It’s connected to your air conditioner and actively removes excess moisture from the air. This keeps you cool and comfortable in the summer, and it also prevents mold and moisture-related issues.

HomePro Heating and Cooling provides tune-ups, regular maintenance, duct cleaning, and installs equipment and systems designed to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient all year long. We offer free service calls with all paid repairs and financing with fair terms and easy online application and payment. Call today: 317-271-2665.