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 unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in Keokuk, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad inflated, 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 deal with high humidity by lowering 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 Keokuk. In some spots it can be relatively easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk a call at 319-524-3714 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Keokuk 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.