Your home can be a place of comfort, relaxation, and love. Dry air can cause your heavenly paradise to turn into a desolate wasteland. Do you wish you could capture some moisture? Below are a few ways to increase your home’s humidity.
Increase Your Home’s Humidity
Air Dry Your Clothes
Save some energy and add moisture into the air. Skip the dryer. Hang your clothes on a drying rack to let the air absorb the water.
Add A Few Houseplants
In a process called ‘transpiration,’ plants can continuously release moisture into the air. They take in water through their roots. The water travels all the way up to the pores on the underside of the leaves to be released. Not all plants are the same; get ones that can survive in drier circumstances.
Just Add Water
This is probably the most common DIY trick to increasing your home’s humidity. Add moisture to your home by:
- Filling ceramic or metal bowls with water and placing them on vents or your radiator.
- Boil water on the stove while you cook.
- After a bath, let the water cool to room temperature before draining.
- Fight the dryness of the air by adding water, in any way that is most convenient.
Keep the Cold Air Out
Check your house for cracks and make sure the basement, attic, furnace vents, etc. are sealed to increase home humidity. Cold air getting into your home can cause the humidity to drop. Call us if you have questions on how to check or seal your HVAC system.
Sometimes the best way to treat something is to install a more permeant fix. If the natural methods are not resolving the dryness problem, it may be time to look at installing a whole-house humidifier. Besides adding humidity to your home, benefits include:
- Help with cost and energy efficiency; because humid air holds in more heat.
- Reduces the risk of furniture drying out and cracking.
- Relieves allergy symptoms and other respiratory issues.
- Resolves issues with cracked skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds, dry contacts, and more.
Call us today to learn more about your options or to set up an appointment.