Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Complete home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual 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 a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Saint Petersburg, 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 little inflated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely 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 running, why not consider a dehumidifier?

So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that depends on where you live in Saint Petersburg. In some spots it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on dreary, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg a call at 727-369-6195 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Saint Petersburg home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.