When we say "Purchasing a house!!!"; tons of excitement goes around. People go into the minutest details to make the best choice. And amongst those deciding factors, a crucial one is the climatic condition of the place or city you choose to settle in.
And if it's Dubai, you need to be even more careful!
Dubai has a hot desert climate, making it even more challenging for builders and dwellers to strike the right balance for a perfectly constructed nest. Also, the place experiences a certain extent of humidness due to its proximity to the sea. And at such sites, it's not only the humid air that can cause the damage; the soil here is also damp.
We, as property inspectors, come across various instances where people ask for advice on how they can keep up with the temperatures of their house.
After all, nobody would like their home to feel like a sauna.
All that moist and heavy air can put you into dozens of problems.
And by problems, we mean- mould growth, poor indoor air quality, wood rottings, grooming grounds for bacteria, and ample health concerns. But what can be done to fix or be crisper with requirements- How can we avoid such problems?
When we talk about the energy consumption and efficiency of a house, the discussions around the topic are all about the cooling and heating systems of the house. And this energy also depends upon the humidity in the climate. This can devastate furniture, appliances, floorings, carpeting, and people.
GTA Inspectors is here with a few things that can help address the situation for you!
1. Keep a sparing view of your window:
Letting your window open on a hot day might sound deranged, but it will factually help!
Do you know how?
Giving open space for the inside air to pass helps regulate the air within the house. Stagnant air also works as a catalyst for humidity levels. But keeping those shutters open for long can be damaging too. So, please don't overdo it when you try to release the humid air.
2. Gardening skills can be brushed up:
Studies have shown that a green environment can lead to a clean environment. Installing a garden could work wonders for your house.
In our years of experience as a property snagging company, we found that houses with gardens are generally cooler and experience a sense of freshness in the surroundings. House plants help reduce humidity levels by extracting many nutrients from the air that help reduce moisture.
3. You can opt for several flooring options:
Carpets are key holders of moisture and retain a lot of humidity, leading to increased temperatures in the surroundings. When you plan to live in a humid climate, opting for stone or tile flooring can help bring down the house's temperatures.
4. Installing a dehumidifier can be an option too:
Several dehumidifying devices available in the market today can be a rescuer to address humidity problems. You can choose the best fit from dampness protection models, odour eliminators, high capacity, and other factors.
5. Venting the stove and bathroom fans outside the house could help:
Exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms are a saviour!
Venting out those into the attic will fetch a better solution. Rather, angling them outside the house could be an option. This will help release humid air outside the house and eventually help in a cooler atmosphere.
6. Insulating water pipes:
When temperatures in the water pipes and the outside atmosphere differ, there are high probabilities of condensation. Therefore, insulating your house's pipelines can help address the home's humidity problems. Insulating the hot water pipes curbs away the heat loss between the water heater and the water tap, resulting in heating and using minimum water over time.
We hope we have helped you figure out some of the most basic home remedies you can opt for to keep your home free from humid climates. And if still controlling the temperatures is a problem at your home, GTA Inspectors- the best home snagging company in Dubai is here to help you out.
So, next time you experience a heating sensation within your home, remember it's not the heat; it's the humidity.
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