Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Most climates, like the one in Zelienople, have moments 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 overstated, there are times when you note 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 changing 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 hinges on where you live in Zelienople. In some spots it can be fairly easy to spot 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 considering 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 encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople a call at 724-452-6280 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Zelienople home at bay. There are a host 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.