Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Dallas, have times 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly 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 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 Dallas. In some areas it can be fairly easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas in Dallas a call at 214-261-0034 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Dallas home at bay. There are a number 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.