Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole 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 in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly 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 unrecognized is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Port Saint Lucie, have times 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 note 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 Port Saint Lucie. In some areas it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Custom Air Systems Inc in Port Saint Lucie a call at 772-335-3232 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Port Saint Lucie home at bay. There are a host 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.