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 own distinct comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge 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 top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that proper 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 Auburn, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a little exaggerated, 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 running, why not consider a dehumidifier? So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that depends on where you live in Auburn. In some spots it can be fairly easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 commonly encounter 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 pros at Forster Heating in Auburn a call at 530-885-8081 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Auburn home at bay. There are a number of possibilities 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.