Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total 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 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 optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Augusta, have moments 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 tad 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 changing 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 Augusta. In some areas it can be pretty easy to note 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You commonly find 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 folks at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta a call at 706-722-5304 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Augusta 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 choices that way.