Now that spring is fully here, the days often move from being cool to warm and then cool again. It can be difficult to keep your home comfortable without using your air conditioner. Luckily there are a few things that you can do to keep your home from feeling muggy during those warmer spring days without kicking on the AC as often.
Take Cooler Showers
This may seem trivial, but it can genuinely help keep your home from becoming uncomfortable. If you like a steamy how shower then expect that humidity to spread throughout your home.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Good ventilation in the home will keep unwanted mold and mildew from forming, as well as keeping the humidity at manageable levels most of the year. A proper vent and fan should be kept in restrooms, kitchens, crawlspaces, attics, and other areas of the house where hot air builds up.
Open Up the Windows
This one may be just simple enough to work. If you are noticing it getting a little stuffy and the temperature outside is cool and breezy, then let that outside air make you more comfortable instead of running your HVAC unit.
Get an Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
You don’t need a Doppler system in your home, but they make some pretty neat gadgets for you to see what is happening to the weather outside. This will help you make appropriate adjustments before it becomes uncomfortable inside.
Turn on the AC
When push comes to shove, you may just have to crank the cold air. There are times when it just gets unseasonably warm and you have to counteract with cool forced air to stay comfortable. Don’t beat yourself up about turning on the AC prematurely, and just use the other ways mentioned here to maintain comfort in your home once it cools off.
These are just a few of the ways to stay comfortable and reduce the amount of humidity that gathers in a typical home. We hope that they will help you stay dry and comfortable this spring.