Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Genoa, have times in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might 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 certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal 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 Genoa. In some areas it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 rainy, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa a call at 847-293-0047 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Genoa home at bay. There are a number of choices 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 options that way.