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 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 a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that suitable 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 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 exaggerated, 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 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 Mount Pleasant. In some areas it can be relatively easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically 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 experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant a call at 843-856-1433 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Mount Pleasant 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.