Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Total 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 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 top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the important role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in St. Louis, have moments 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 tad inflated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by 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 St. Louis. 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 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 usually 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis a call at 314-262-4541 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your St. Louis home at bay. There are a host of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.