Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Holdrege, have times 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 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 deal with high humidity by lowering your thermostat while your air conditioner is operating, 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 Holdrege. In some spots it can be relatively easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 come across 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 pros at Durable Service in Holdrege a call at 308-995-8177 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Holdrege home at bay. There are a number of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. Don’t feel like a phone call? Schedule an appointment online with us and we’d be more than happy to offer advice on all the dehumidifier choices that way.