Have you started spotting foggy windows?

Does your skin become clammy often?

Do you smell a musty odor?

Natural Ways to Lower Humidity at Home

Chances are that your indoor humidity levels are rising. When the moisture in your home rises, you can face many problems, from breathing disorders to rusty electronics.

Although keeping your home safe from being dry all the time might be healthy at some points, there is a fine line between healthy humidity and unhealthy dampness. Humidity is something which does not only stay outdoors, it makes its path in your home one way or another.

However, there are natural ways, through which you can lower the humidity in your home. Moving on, let us talk about some of the most common, yet effective natural ways to reduce indoor humidity.


Ventilation is one of the most effective and natural ways to reduce the humidity levels in your home. Ventilation helps the air in your rooms to flow freely. This will dry out the humid air in your home, and your residential space will automatically become a more comfortable space to live in.

Naturally Absorbent Materials:

You need to make sure that the condensate drain lines on your HVAC systems are unblocked and clear. Also, look for pools of water collecting under the unit, as they can be a huge source of humidity in your house.

Keep Your Basement Dry:

If you have a basement, you need to keep it dry. After the evaporation process starts in your basement, the hot air rises with moisture, and it turns the upper portion of your home quite hot and humid. Make sure your basement is dry at all times.

Check for Pipe Leakages:

A leaky pipe, for example, the one you might have in your air conditioning system can make your indoor humidity levels rise. This is because the dripping water can add moisture to the air in your home, and this moisture then turns into humidity automatically.

Reduce Shower Time:

Each time you go for a hot shower, the steam builds up in the bathroom, which can spread in the whole house. This can drastically raise the humidity levels and make your living space an uncomfortable one to live in. Make sure to reduce your shower time, which can automatically reduce the humidity created in your home.

Use Fans:

Fans can be a major source to revolve the air around the rooms, and can also help in evaporation and ventilation. Fans are a good gadget to reduce the dryness, in your indoor atmosphere and similarly, balancing your indoor humidity.

Apart from the above mentioned list of ways to reduce indoor humidity, there is another way – using a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier helps in sucking the humidity from your home, processing it and then depositing it in a bucket of water.

Missouri Furnace and Air Conditioning provides the best dehumidifiers in the market, and can help you in maintaining a healthy humidity level and reducing an unhealthy one.

Mike Hopen
Missouri Furnace & Air Conditioning
Phone: (314) 261-6000
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