Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique 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 be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in San Dimas, have moments 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 bit exaggerated, 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 cope with high humidity by changing 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 is determined by where you live in San Dimas. 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 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 thinking about 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 drizzly, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Energy Upgrades, Inc. in San Dimas a call at 626-478-2922 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your San Dimas home at bay. There are a variety 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 choices that way.