Humidity and Your Waterfront Home

Humidity and Your Waterfront Home

Humidity is common for Maryland homes. Let your custom home stay its best!

The joys of waterfront living are many, and on the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, the perks are unmistakable. Families have ideal access to beaches, docks, and ultimately, the Bay, along with a great Maryland boating community. With a custom waterfront home, you’ll certainly have enough to enjoy inside as much as outside. Even so, with high humidity and heat in summer, there are several ways you’ll want to make sure your waterfront home stays its best.

Clean the House

One way to prevent above-average humidity from overtaking your home is to clean the house regularly. When humidity and warmth are present in the home, mold is likely to grow. Mold is more than a nuisance; it can destroy a home’s structure and cause serious health problems. Cleaning the house weekly will deftly keep the spores away.

Keep Clutter-Free

Another factor that promotes mold growth is clutter. Mold likes to congregate in enclosed, dark spaces with high humidity. Therefore, you’re less likely to have a mold issue if you keep not just a clean home, but a tidy home as well. 

Have the Right HVAC Unit

With a new, custom home, you won’t have to worry about whether your HVAC unit is working properly or if you have the right model. Shore-Line Construction includes Energy Star appliances with each build, perfectly sized and suited for each waterfront home. With the right model, you can better control the ideal temperature for your home in summer or winter.

Optimize AC

While the temperature drops about 10 degrees by the water compared to the mainland, you still want to keep the windows and doors shut as long as the air conditioner is running. One will have the best humidity and temperature when isolating the cool, AC breeze within the house.

Monitor Humidity

It helps to keep a humidity monitor in a visible location so you’ll be able to identify better when the humidity level becomes too low or too high. A healthy humidity percentage ranges between 35% and 50%.

Additional Aids

Other elements can also help regulate your custom home’s humidity. A few choice plants can act as natural and beautiful air purifiers, although a dehumidifier might be more powerful. For more information on how to create the ideal custom home in Maryland, contact Shore-Line Construction!


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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