Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015 Comfort is a personal deal and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, staying comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can change to advance your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home are possibly hurting your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior. As the seasons alter in Longview, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may think lowering your thermostat is the answer, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The adequate 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 some indicators to look for: Musty odors Cracked paint The air feels sticky Condensation or frost on your windows Peeling wall paper We normally associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity very uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are regularly high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening. Before you spend all your time searching for signs of excess humidity in your home, give the pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview a call at 903-758-0701. Our knowledgeable experts can assist you on the top ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity. Or, if it’s more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.