Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Whole home comfort can mean different things 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately 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 under-the-radar is the critical 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 Anaheim, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could be in a rainforest. While that may be a little inflated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by 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 depends on where you live in Anaheim. In some areas it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim a call at 714-855-1717 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Anaheim home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.