Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Total home comfort can have a different meaning 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Mount Pleasant, have periods 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 tad overstated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you surely 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 operating, 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 Mount Pleasant. 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 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant a call at 843-485-0967 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Mount Pleasant home at bay. There are a host of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.