Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Relief is a personal thing and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at KDM Service Corporation is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are obvious things that you can control to improve your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less obvious thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home are possibly affecting your comfort levels partnered with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Tuscaloosa, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the solution, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. In addition to feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are several indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels sticky
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wall paper

We usually associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity extra uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are typically high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend too much time assessing signs of excess humidity in your home, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa a call at 205-208-8090. Our trained experts can help you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity.