Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Comfort is a personal issue and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at House of Heating Incorporated is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can adjust to help your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your home and it’s frequently overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be hurting your comfort levels partnered with your indoor air quality, that’s how a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Marshfield, we have days where the humidity feels absolutely insufferable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the solution, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal 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 a few signs 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 more uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are usually 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 too much humidity in your home, give the pros at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield a call at 715-384-3163. Our educated experts can assist you on the top ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity.