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 on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately 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 under-the-radar is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Alliance, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a little inflated, 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 deal with high humidity by changing 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 Alliance. In some spots it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days.

Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance a call at 308-646-3827 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Alliance home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.