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 individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent 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 appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in West Valley, 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 bit overstated, there are times when you notice 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 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 West Valley. 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 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 commonly 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 noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley a call at 801-969-7088 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your West Valley 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 options that way.