Here's How to Remove Humidity from Your Home

Yuck — there’s nothing worse than an overly humid home! And, of course, just like the weather, there’s no way to accurately predict when your living space will become stuffy and just downright uncomfortable. Luckily, there are quite a few tips any homeowner can use not only to combat that “muggy” air but to also help keep it out of their sight. Without further ado, here’s what you can do:

Cut Back on Your Shower Time

When you take a shower, on average, how long would you say it lasts? For some homeowners, that could easily surpass 10 minutes — and rightfully so, because who wants to leave the comfort of a shower? That being said, you might want to cut back on how long it takes to shower because all of that hot water is adding to the humidity in your home.

To cut back, think about setting a timer on your smartphone (or a kitchen timer works, too) and set it to five minutes, maximum. Once the timer rings, it’s time to turn off the water and get out of the shower. Not only will this help cut back on humidity, but it will also help conserve water (which is always a plus)!

Bring Some Plants Indoors

No, we don’t mean to dig up any plants you may have on your property and bring them inside — but to purchase some house plants that can help in the battle against humidity! Plants, such as the Boston Fern (pictured), can assist with absorbing any moisture and help regulate your indoor air quality. Some other plants that can help are, but are not limited to:

  • Peace Lily

  • Orchid

  • Cactus

After introducing these very desirable plants into your home, you’ll start to notice a subtle, comfortable difference — and how they’ll help cut back on the humidity as a whole.

Need Help Tackling the Humidity in Your Home?

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your cooling, heating, and plumbing needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.