Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Complete home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly 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 optimum level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Kearney, have periods 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 tad exaggerated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by turning down 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 hinges on where you live in Kearney. 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 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 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 encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning in Kearney a call at 308-624-3485 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Kearney home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.