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 own distinct 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 just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Longview, have times in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might 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 definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope 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 Longview. In some areas it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually 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 pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview a call at 903-758-0701 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Longview home at bay. There are a number 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 options that way.