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 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 just so, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in Bakersfield, have times 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by turning down your thermostat while your air conditioner is operating, why not consider a dehumidifier? So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that is determined by where you live in Bakersfield. In some places it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 typically find 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 Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield a call at 661-437-3499 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Bakersfield home at bay. There are a variety of choices 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.