Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Comfort is a personal issue and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at Airmen HVAC Service is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can control to help your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be hurting your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons change in Montoursville, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Besides feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are several indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels wet
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wall paper

We often associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity very uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are usually high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend a lot of time searching for signs of too much humidity in your home, give the team at Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville a call at 570-322-3131. Our trained experts can assist you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity.