Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in common – 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 right, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Many climates, like the one in Macon, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad exaggerated, there are times when you notice 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 lowering your thermostat while your air conditioner is running, why not consider a dehumidifier? So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that hinges on where you live in Macon. In some places it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually come across these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Air Temperature Control in Macon a call at 478-784-1109 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Macon home at bay. There are a variety 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.