Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can mean different things 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 perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Excelsior Springs, 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 little inflated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly 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 hinges on where you live in Excelsior Springs. In some areas it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 rainy, overcast days. Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs a call at 816-630-2702 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Excelsior Springs 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 choices that way.