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 individual 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 just right, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in Lexington, have periods 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 tad inflated, 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 working, 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 Lexington. In some areas it can be fairly 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 contemplating 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 dreary, overcast days. Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington a call at 336-853-6070 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Lexington home at bay. There are a number of possibilities 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 possibilities that way.