Excessive humidity in your house does more than make you feel uncomfortable and sticky. It also has the potential to cause damage to your home and welfare, as too much moisture in the air can lead to rotting wood as well as mold and mildew growth. This does more than eat away at your investment. It also can cause serious health problems for you and your family. This is why you should be just as concerned with managing the humidity level inside your house as you are with maintaining a comfortable temperature. So How to Get Excessive Humidity Out Of your House?

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Fortunately, this can be accomplished by following some simple steps, one of which is to install a dehumidifier. Whether you opt for a whole-home model or place a standalone unit in your basement, it can make a significant difference in making the air drier and more livable.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you have enough ventilation throughout your property. Keeping windows open and dryer vents unblocked help push moisture outside. Even something as simple as fixing leaks in your plumbing can prevent water from evaporating indoors and contributing to dampness.

A humid environment inside is unpleasant to live in and could be hazardous to your health. For more information about how and why to eliminate humidity from your home, see the accompanying infographic.

Author bio: Marty Nuzik is President of NuComfort Supply, a Chicago-based wholesale distributor of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems, as well as replacement parts, indoor air quality products and home generators.