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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Complete 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 common – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Delray Beach, 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 exaggerated, there are times when you notice a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by lowering 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 depends on where you live in Delray Beach. In some areas it can be relatively easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 typically 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 Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach a call at 561-287-7071 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Delray Beach home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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