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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 in their minds – 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 unrecognized is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Bountiful, have moments 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 overstated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by lowering your thermostat while your air conditioner is operating, 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 Bountiful. In some areas it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically 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 pros at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful a call at 801-295-3357 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Bountiful home at bay. There are a host of choices 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.