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 unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – 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 be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important 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 Heflin, have times in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad inflated, there are times when you note 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 lowering your thermostat while your air conditioner is running, 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 Heflin. In some spots it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 usually encounter 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin a call at 256-270-1196 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Heflin home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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