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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Whole 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 well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, 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 critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Anchorage, 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 overstated, 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 get by with high humidity by turning down 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 Anchorage. In some areas it can be pretty easy to spot 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 dreary, overcast days.

Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services in Anchorage a call at 907-202-9798 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Anchorage home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.