Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can mean different things 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well 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 peak level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Tuscaloosa, 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 inflated, 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 get by 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 is determined by where you live in Tuscaloosa. In some spots it can be fairly easy to spot 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa a call at 205-758-2703 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Tuscaloosa 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 choices that way.