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 avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Many climates, like the one in Ridgedale and the Branson area, have times 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 recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope 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 depends on where you live in Ridgedale and the Branson area. In some areas it can be fairly easy to spot 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 commonly encounter 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 Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area a call at 417-544-4430 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Ridgedale and the Branson area home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities 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.