Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

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Total 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Front Royal, 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope 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 Front Royal. In some places it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You commonly 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 noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Daves Diversified Services in Front Royal a call at 540-369-3971 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Front Royal home at bay. There are a host of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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