Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Whole home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – 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 just right, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Shelby, have times 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 overstated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by 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 Shelby. In some areas it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common pointers 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 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 Hopper Heating and Air in Shelby a call at 704-233-7363 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Shelby home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.