Kitchens are one of the most humid areas of your home. From the appliances to the activities done in this room, it can be challenging to maintain optimum humidity levels. Too much humidity may result in mold growth in the pantry, cabinets, or under the sink. Furthermore, it may make your furnishings susceptible to rot.
The good news is, there are simple ways to alleviate excessive moist, warm air in the space. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut, your premier window replacement company, provides some tips:
Use Exhaust Fans
Always use your exhaust fans whenever you’re cooking food or using the dishwasher to lessen heat and moisture. You may want to keep them on longer after you’re done with your activities to further reduce humidity.
Ventilate the Room
An easy way to minimize humidity in the kitchen is to open your windows. As your trusted window replacement expert, we recommend casement and double-hung windows because they provide better ventilation among other window styles. They freshen up your space by bringing the cool, outdoor breeze in and expelling the warm indoor air. If you are using your air conditioner, however, you don’t want to do this too much to avoid wasting energy.
Install a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers are a great addition to your kitchen. They filter the air and stabilize the humidity levels within the space. You can have them running throughout the day or while you’re doing something in the kitchen when the humidity is tolerable. You can also change the settings to suit your preferences.
When it comes to your window replacement needs, trust the experts at Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut. We will assess your kitchen, walk you through your best options and help you make a sound decision. Give us a call today at (860) 341-4210 or fill out our contact form to schedule your FREE in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Connecticut.