Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Most climates, like the one in Scottsboro, 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by changing 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 is determined by where you live in Scottsboro. In some spots it can be relatively easy to target 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 considering 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 dreary, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro a call at 256-574-1300 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Scottsboro home at bay. There are a host 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 possibilities that way.