Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total 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 in common – 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 perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Many climates, like the one in Columbus, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad overstated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by turning down 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 hinges on where you live in Columbus. In some spots it can be pretty easy to target 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Wolfe & Sons Inc in Columbus a call at 614-451-0846 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Columbus 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 possibilities that way.