Late August and early September are the hottest days of summer in the United States. Along with the heat, the effects of humidity are also evident.
The humid, muggy summer weather will make you feel warmer because humidity increases our body's temperature perception. For example, when the air temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity is zero, our bodies perceive the air temperature to be closer to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When the air temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity is 100 percent, our bodies perceive the air temperature to be about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, people turn down the thermostat, but that can send your utility bill through the roof. In addition, excessive humidity can seep into your home, and it can affect your comfort, health, and possessions, as well as those of your family.
In addition, too much moisture in your home can cause mold and bacteria to grow, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. It can affect indoor air quality and can cause allergies or asthma symptoms. And the excessive moisture in the air will also affect the furniture and household appliances in the home. Some wooden furniture will cause structural damage or mold because of damp air. When moisture hits the metal surface of the home appliance, condensation can occur, which can affect the regular operation of devices or cause short circuits.
In addition, high humidity can cause the following problems:
Poor sleep quality
Doors and windows stick
Peeling paint or wallpaper
So, what is the best indoor humidity for people? The answer is between 30 and 50 percent, but make sure it's below 60 percent in the summer. How to control? Here are some tips for controlling humidity:
Close the door and use air conditioning
Replace the air conditioner and furnace air filter regularly
Fix leaking pipes and faucets
Keep surfaces dry
Use fans to help circulate air
When using the dryer, make sure it is outside in a well-ventilated place
Waterproof strip doors and Windows
Use an outdoor grill or barbecue pit
Open doors and windows to increase ventilation
Use the dishwasher at night and turn on the exhaust fan after using the bathroom and kitchen
Plant hygroscopic plants
Use a dehumidifier
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