Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct 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 a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, 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 appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Most climates, like the one in Utica, have moments 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 recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by turning down 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 Utica. In some places it can be pretty easy to note 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 commonly come across these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica a call at 586-731-0950 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Utica home at bay. There are a host 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.