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 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 right, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial 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 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 notice a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly 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 fairly easy to target 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 thinking about 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 variety of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.