How can I fix a humidity problem?

Here are some quick questions that will help you determine whether you may have a humidity problem in your home:

  • Do your windows fog up when furnace kicks in?
  • Do you notice wet stains on walls or ceiling?
  • Does your house smell musty?
  • Do your lips and skin become unusually chapped and dry when snow falls?
  • Does touching certain items create static?
  • Are you having problems with your electronic equipment?

If you answered yes to any of these please read further for ideas on how to fix a humidity problem

If your humidity is too high

  • Open a window
  • install exhaust fans or a heat recovery ventilator in bathrooms
  • invest in a dehumidifier
  • Call a contractor if you have signs of water in our basement or a leak on a ceiling

If your humidity is too low,

  • Weatherproof – Caulk window trim, weatherstrip,cover windows with plastic sheeting
  • buy a humidifier