Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

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Whole home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Stuart, 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 little 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 operating, 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 Stuart. In some areas it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 commonly encounter 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 folks at Breathe Healthier Air Inc in Stuart a call at 772-200-3617 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Stuart home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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