How to keep humidity down in a home on a slab

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We leave home a lot. How do we keep mold and mildew from growing when A/C or heat isn't on high
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  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 07, 2013
    Our home is also on a slab, but we have window ac units. We've discovered by running them on dehumidify rather than the standard cool, they perform better, the house stays cool and the mold/mildew situation is greatly reduced. You also need to check for leaks or where water might be pooling that's creating an environment for those things.

  • Lisa N Lisa N on Sep 07, 2013
    i use that stuff called damp rid... it works!!!

  • Margie Margie on Sep 07, 2013
    Thank you Catherine and Lisa for such prompt answers! Catherine, I don't think our a/c, furnace unit has a dehumidify switch, lucky you!. Will look for Damp Rid!

    • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 08, 2013
      @Margie Ah, you have central then, don't know as I think the window type are lucky, but it sure beats none on a hot day. LOL

  • Irene jarosz Irene jarosz on Sep 09, 2013
    I was told by HVAC guy to keep the fan on on the furnace. Also use a furnace filter that is accordion type for allergies. I do this in my 2 story with a basement and no longer need a dehumidifier.

  • Margie Margie on Sep 09, 2013
    Ah, thank you so much Irene!! Will do it !