Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can mean different things 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 avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Rocky Mount, have periods 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 bit 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 changing 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 is determined by where you live in Rocky Mount. In some areas it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount a call at 540-483-5605 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Rocky Mount 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.