What To Do About a Muggy Home
Summer and fall, especially in the South, can be hot, muggy, humid, and downright miserable. If you’re a bachelor who has recently moved to the South and aren’t quite sure how to handle your home feeling muggy, or if you know a bachelor who isn’t used to the humidity, then maybe you can help.
One of the best housewarming gifts for men is helping them get settled in their new home, and that includes teaching them how to manage the mugginess that comes from living in the South. In this article, you’ll find a few tips to help you help your bachelor friend with a housewarming gift for a muggy home.
Have the air conditioner inspected.
The first thing you should advise your bachelor friend to do is have the air conditioner in his home inspected. If his home feels muggy even when the air conditioner is running, it may be just not putting out the way it should be. Moisture may be building up in the AC unit, and it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible, as this can be a health risk and cause problems with everything from breathing to congestion. If your friend doesn’t have an HVAC unit or at least a window air conditioner, you should encourage him to get one or get him one as a housewarming gift instead.
Check the exhaust fans in the house.
Another common culprit of a muggy house is exhaust fans. When you’re visiting your bachelor friend, pay extra attention to the bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen, as these places have natural moisture and can make it super muggy throughout the house. Running the exhaust fans in those rooms can pull the moisture and the hot air outside. Ensure that you check the dryer vent and ensure it’s hooked up properly and pulling hot air outside of the home, instead of releasing it into the home, which can cause that muggy humid smell feel.
Invest in a few fans.
Believe it or not, many homeowners feel that they don’t need fans in their home, as long as they have a well-functioning air conditioner or HVAC unit. This isn’t exactly true, as humidity levels can still give you an issue, even if you have a great air conditioner in your home. Give your bachelor friend advice or present him with a few fans as a housewarming gift to keep the humidity levels down and to prevent muggy air from settling into his home. Investing in fans will keep the air circulating throughout the rooms, especially if you invest in ceiling fans for the rooms he stays in the most. Just make sure to switch the fans off when the rooms are not in use so that he can save on his energy bills as well.
Invest in a dehumidifier.
One of the best ways to reduce humidity levels and mugginess in a home is by having a dehumidifier in the rooms, basement, and crawlspaces, especially during the warm, humid, damp months of the year. If your friend isn’t sure what the best dehumidifier options are for his home, then tell him to contact a reputable HVAC service and they’ll help him choose one that fits his, and his home’s needs.
These are just a few ways to get rid of the mugginess in the home of your friend. Make sure that you give him sound advice and a few of the things above. They may make the best housewarming gift he’s ever been given, and he’ll be sure to thank you for it.