Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole 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 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 focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Plainfield, 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 tad exaggerated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by turning down 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 Plainfield. In some areas it can be fairly easy to note 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually find 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 experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield a call at 815-768-6656 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Plainfield 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.