Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in Wisconsin Rapids, 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 recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by changing 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 is determined by where you live in Wisconsin Rapids. In some places it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn good job at hiding. However, the most common pointers 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 commonly come across these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on dreary, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids a call at 715-421-5555 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Wisconsin Rapids home at bay. There are a variety of choices 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.