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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Total 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 their minds – 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 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 preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Bloomfield, 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 little exaggerated, there are times when you note 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 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 Bloomfield. In some areas it can be relatively easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 usually encounter 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 experts at Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield a call at 812-825-8695 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Bloomfield home at bay. There are a number of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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