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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Total home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique 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 an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Dallas, have periods 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 bit overstated, 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 get by with high humidity by changing your thermostat while your air conditioner is operating, 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 Dallas. In some areas it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 commonly encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas a call at 469-213-8367 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Dallas home at bay. There are a number of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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