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Keep Your Home Comfortable: Control the Indoor Humidity

Keep Your Home Comfortable:  Control the Indoor Humidity By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Do you have too much or too little moisture in your home?  Because today's homes are energy-efficient, you may need to take action in order  to control the humidity in your home.  

Dehumidification System

Excess moisture could be due to the more efficient air conditioning, better vapor barriers, or better insulation in your home.  If you are experiencing this in your home, you should consider purchasing a dehumidification system to help control it.  The comfort of your home is at risk when you have too much humidity.  However, a dehumidification system will help get rid of the clammy feel, indoor stickiness, and musty odors that you may encounter in this type of situation.  Also, when there is too much humidity in your home, it can become an excellent breeding ground for various types of molds, mildews, and other similar allergens.  A dehumidification system can help keep your family healthy.

Humidification System

If your home is too dry and causing irritation to your mouth, throat, and nose, you should consider purchasing a humidification system.  These systems add moisture to the air in your home by providing a cool mist.  You can buy one that is installed on your home's heating and air conditioning system or a stand-alone humidification system.  The need for a humidification system could be caused by either warm weather or dry heat produced by the heating unit in your home during the cold months.

Whether your home is too humid or too dry, you should consider purchasing a system to help keep you and your family comfortable throughout the year.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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