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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 under-the-radar is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Most 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 running, 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 note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 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 folks at Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton a call at 937-526-2077 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Dayton home at bay. There are a variety of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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