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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Total home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – 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 right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Most 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 bit overstated, there are times when you recognize 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 depends on where you live in Mount Pleasant. In some spots it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant a call at 843-485-0967 to get some recommendations 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. 

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