Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete 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 their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well 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 top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Bloomington, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could be in a rainforest. While that may be a little inflated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by turning down 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 Bloomington. In some places it can be pretty easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very good job at hiding. However, the most common signs 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 commonly find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days. Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington a call at 812-332-9100 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Bloomington home at bay. There are a number 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.