Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Complete 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Auburn, have times 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 tad inflated, 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 cope 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 Auburn. In some areas it can be relatively easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn good job at hiding. However, the most common signs 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 dreary, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Forster Heating in Auburn a call at 530-885-8081 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Auburn home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.