Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole 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 common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Elmhurst, 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 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 running, 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 Elmhurst. In some areas it can be relatively easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. in Elmhurst a call at 630-833-1100 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Elmhurst 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.