Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Total home comfort can have differing definitions 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly 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 under-the-radar is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Alice, 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 tad inflated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by changing 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 Alice. In some places it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 thinking about 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 noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Rescue Heating & Air in Alice a call at 361-265-4371 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Alice home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.