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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole 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 a well 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 peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important 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 Greater Richmond, 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 little overstated, there are times when you recognize 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 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 Greater Richmond. In some spots it can be relatively easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common signs 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 find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Greater Richmond a call at 804-302-6657 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Greater Richmond home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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