Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

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

Most climates, like the one in Branchville, have periods 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 tad overstated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by lowering your thermostat while your air conditioner is running, why not consider a dehumidifier?

So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that hinges on where you live in Branchville. In some places it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You commonly find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on dreary, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks 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. 

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