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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top 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 comes in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Moline, 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 tad overstated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope 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 hinges on where you live in Moline. In some areas it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically encounter 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline a call at 309-323-9584 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Moline home at bay. There are a host of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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