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 avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.
A lot of climates, like the one in Long Beach, have moments 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 little overstated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to cope with high humidity by lowering 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 depends on where you live in Long Beach. In some areas it can be fairly easy to spot humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering 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 noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at YES R&M Inc. in Long Beach a call at 562-286-6624 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Long Beach home at bay. There are a host of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect.