Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Complete home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Branchville, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might be in a rainforest. While that may be a bit overstated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by turning down your thermostat while your air conditioner is working, why not consider a dehumidifier?

So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that is determined by where you live in Branchville. In some places it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn good job at hiding. However, the most common signs of too much moisture include:

  • Areas that are typically damp
  • Musty odors
  • Cracked or flaking paint
  • Condensation stains on the ceiling or walls
  • A sticky feel to the air
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wallpaper

One important thing to keep in mind when considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville a call at 862-345-6896 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Branchville home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.