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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Total home comfort can have a different meaning 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Redford, 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 bit overstated, 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 get by 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 Redford. In some places it can be pretty easy to target 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You commonly find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Airtronic Heating & Cooling in Redford a call at 313-537-8111 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Redford home at bay. There are a number 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 choices that way.