Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique 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 spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Most climates, like the one in Homer Glen, have periods 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 notice a change in the moisture levels, and you surely 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 is determined by where you live in Homer Glen. In some areas it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically find 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 folks at Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen a call at 708-301-0170 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Homer Glen home at bay. There are a host 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 possibilities that way.