Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Whole home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that proper moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Lake Charles, 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 bit exaggerated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely 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 hinges on where you live in Lake Charles. In some places it can be fairly easy to target 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 come across these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days. Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles a call at 337-335-0992 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Lake Charles home at bay. There are a variety of choices 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.