Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total home comfort can have differing definitions 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might be in a rainforest. While that may be a little exaggerated, 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 deal with high humidity by lowering 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 hinges on where you live in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. In some areas it can be fairly easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common pointers 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 dreary, overcast days. Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio a call at 419-592-4756 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio home at bay. There are a variety of options 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.