Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique 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 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 peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Middletown, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might be in a rainforest. While that may be a little overstated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal 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 is determined by where you live in Middletown. In some places it can be fairly 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 thinking about 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 finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown a call at 302-658-2000 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Middletown home at bay. There are a number 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.