Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Comfort is a personal thing and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Integrity AC & Heating LLC is ready to help you achieve. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can change to improve your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s frequently overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be hindering your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Phoenix, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the solution, 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 wet
  • 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 more uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are typically high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend a lot of time searching for signs of extra humidity in your home, give the team at Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix a call at 602-971-0567. Our educated experts can guide you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity.