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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Dayton, have times 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 little exaggerated, there are times when you notice 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 changing your thermostat while your air conditioner is working, 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 Dayton. In some areas it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You commonly come across 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 folks at Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton a call at 937-845-1111 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Dayton home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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