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How to Manage Indoor Humidity for Maximum Comfort

Humidity is important to manage in every home, whether you live in the tropics of Florida or the more temperate climate of New Jersey. It affects comfort, temperature, and the condition of your home. Here are some tips for getting your home’s humidity levels just right, from wholesale suppliers of dehumidifiers in NJ.

What is Relative Humidity?

This is the amount of water vapor in the air in your home. As temperatures increase and decrease, the percentage of water vapor in the air changes accordingly. However, not all humidity is bad. In fact, we not only need a certain amount of humidity in the air to prevent our skin and belongings from drying out too much, but also to make breathing comfortable. The right level of humidity also helps ensure that your HVAC system is working at optimal levels.

The ideal amount of relative humidity in your home in the summer should be around 40% to 50%. In winter, you should keep relative humidity lower than 40% to prevent condensation. It should never drop below 30%. In this way, regulating humidity levels helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

The Role of a Dehumidifier

In the summer months, there’s a lot more moisture in the air; it’s the rainy season and the warmth causes water to evaporate, causing the air to feel sticky and sweaty. When the humidity is high, mold growth is common, it’s uncomfortable to sleep, and soft materials and furnishings feel clammy.

To get rid of the excess moisture in your home, pack away your humidifier, use your air conditioning system and turn on the exhaust fans, especially in the bathroom and laundry rooms. Not all air conditioners are effective enough at removing moisture from the air and, in those cases, a dehumidifier can help.

In addition, if you are able to dehumidify your home in the summer, you can actually turn up the temperature on your thermostat a little without sacrificing comfort, resulting in some great energy savings too.

Buy a Dehumidifier in New Jersey at Wholesale Prices Today

For over 25 years, Crosstown Plumbing Supply company has provided expert advice, quality plumbing parts, and leading cooling and heating systems to both contractors and homeowners in New Jersey. 

We offer a wide range of humidifiers, air filters, and dehumidifiers in New Jersey. And, with our affordable plumbing wholesaler prices, reliable contacts in the heating and cooling system industry as well as our prime location in a 3.5% NJ sales tax zone, you are guaranteed to get the best deal at the best price. 

For more information on our dehumidifiers and HVAC systems, please visit our website at http://crosstownplumbing.com/

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