Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Whole 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 on their wants list – 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 perfect, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Lafayette, 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely 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 running, why not consider a dehumidifier?

So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that depends on where you live in Lafayette. In some places it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 find 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 AC Sales in Lafayette a call at (337) 234-2345 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Lafayette home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.