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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Coziness is a personal issue and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they want from their home comfort system. There are obvious things that you can change to help your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less obvious thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a crucial role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s regularly overlooked. The moisture levels in your home are possibly hindering your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Bakersfield, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the answer, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Other than feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are several issues 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 more uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are typically high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend too much time searching for signs of extra humidity in your home, give the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield a call at 661-437-3499. Our knowledgeable experts can assist you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity. Or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.