Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – 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 just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Baltimore, 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 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 deal 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 depends on where you live in Baltimore. In some areas it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore a call at 410-355-6010 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Baltimore home at bay. There are a variety 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 possibilities that way.