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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole 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 a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, 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 important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Hendersonville, 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 exaggerated, 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 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 depends on where you live in Hendersonville. In some spots it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 come across 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 pros at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville a call at 828-775-5176 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Hendersonville home at bay. There are a number of options 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.