Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Total home comfort can mean different things 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 perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Abilene, have periods 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 inflated, 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 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 is determined by where you live in Abilene. In some spots it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene a call at 325-200-4667 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Abilene home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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