How to keep your home’s humidity in check
As a Florida resident, keeping humidity under control isn’t always easy. Outdoor humidity levels can rise as high as 90% and cause our bodies to overheat and exhaust. While you can’t change the heaviness of the air outside, you do have control over the air inside your home.
Air conditioners remove the heat and humidity from your living spaces while blowing cool air into it. However, if there is too much humidity, your AC may not be able to remove all the moisture, which will make your indoor air feel cool and clammy instead of cool and dry. Keep your air-conditioner maintained, and you’ll not only save money on energy, but you’ll also manage indoor relative humidity between 45%- 55%.
To avoid dangers caused by the effects of humidity, be sure to take frequent breaks and hydrate often. Grow plants that absorb humidity, don’t boil water on mainly humid days, take colder and shorter showers.