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Managing Your Home’s Humidity

Humidity written on a window in a home that has problems with humidity requiring HVAC services in the Metro East, IL area.

Having humidity in your home, especially in the summer, can create an uncomfortable environment for everyone. Along with being hot, you have to deal with a humid environment which makes everything worse. Along with comfort, humidity can cause health issues such as respiratory problems, allergy flare-ups, and sleep interruptions. If you are experiencing high humidity in your home, there are a few ways for managing it so that everyone is happy. If you have any questions after reading or require any of our services at Morrison Plumbing, make sure you give us a call at (618) 703-5700 and our team will be more than happy to assist you!

Use your Air Conditioner

If you are experiencing humidity in your home, having your air conditioning unit on can help with managing the humidity. Since AC units filter warm humid air into cooler air, this can help alleviate some of the discomforts. For this to be an effective solution, it is best to have an air conditioner in great condition. At Morrison Plumbing, we offer reliable AC maintenance and repair services that will help your unit stay in great condition. If you require a new air conditioner, our team can also offer professional AC installation services that you can depend on. Have questions about our air conditioning services? Contact us today!

Use your Exhaust or Ventilation Fan

Woman creating humidity in your home by not using a ventilator while showering. She requires HVAC services to manage humidity in her Metro East, Illinois home.

To avoid humidity in your home, while you are cooking or showering, use your ventilation or exhaust fan. This helps remove that hot steam from adding more humidity to your home. We also recommend that once you are done cooking or showering that you keep your ventilation or exhaust fans on for a while longer since steam can still linger. The great team at Morrison Plumbing can help you find a great exhaust or ventilation fan for your kitchen or bathroom that can help keep manage your home’s humidity.

Fix Leaking Pipes

When you are trying to manage or reduce the humidity in your home, the last thing you want to do is add moisture. If you have faucets or even leaking pipes, they are contributing to the high humidity in your home. To reduce the humidity in your home, we recommend hiring a plumbing service to help fix any of your leaks. Our plumbers at Morrison Plumbing can fix faucet leaks and repair pipes that are leaking. Not sure if you have any leaks? Some signs to look out for are stained drywall, irregular water bills, and wet spots. If you notice any of these signs, you can contact our professionals and we will detect and fix any leaks that you may have.

Get a Dehumidifier

Woman using a dehumidifier to manage the humidity in her Metro East, Illinois home.

Another great way to manage humidity in confined spaces is by adding a dehumidifier to your home. A dehumidifier can be added to your furnace air handler to remove unwanted moisture from the air. When you add a dehumidifier you will also notice you need your air conditioning unit a lot less, which can result in cheaper bills. Morrison Plumbing can install a dehumidifier into your home at an affordable cost! Dehumidifiers are the best option for managing humidity if you are experiencing high humidity in your home. Our team can help you find the best dehumidifier for your home and do all of the installations for you.


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