Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total 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 in common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well 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 under-the-radar is the crucial role that appropriate moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Upland, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could 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 surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by turning down your thermostat while your air conditioner is running, 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 Upland. In some areas it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common pointers 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 come across these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland a call at 909-982-5698 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Upland home at bay. There are a host of possibilities 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 options that way.