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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Coziness is a personal deal and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, staying comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can control to advance your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s regularly overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be hindering your comfort levels partnered with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Plainfield, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. In addition to feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are a few indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels thick
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wall paper

We normally associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity more uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are usually high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend all your time assessing signs of excess humidity in your home, give the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield a call at 815-410-1231. Our knowledgeable experts can help you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity.