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 individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – 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 perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Madera, have periods 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 overstated, 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 working, 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 Madera. In some areas it can be fairly easy to note 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically come across 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera a call at 559-675-1681 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Madera 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.