Shell Busey discusses air movement and humidity in your home.
Turn your fans on to keep the air moving in your house.
Keep the humidity in your house below 50%; dust mites don’t like to live in a place with low humidity. Ideal humidity is 30% – 40%. Humidity is measured by a hygrometer which can be obtained from hardware stores.
– Install exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen that exhaust directly to the outside.
– Let your bathroom fan run for one hour or longer after you shower or bathe.
– Let your kitchen fan run for 20 minutes after cooking.
– Seal up air leaks with weatherstripping and caulking to improve winter humidity conditions and reduce your heating bill.