Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete 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 on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, 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 important role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in Colorado Springs, 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 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 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 is determined by where you live in Colorado Springs. In some areas it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 contemplating 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 drizzly, overcast days. Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs a call at 719-332-3458 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Colorado Springs 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 possibilities that way.