Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Whole home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct 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 an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in McMurray, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad overstated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by lowering 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 hinges on where you live in McMurray. In some areas it can be relatively easy to note 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 contemplating 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 drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in McMurray a call at 724-370-0141 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your McMurray home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.