Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Comfort is a personal thing and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they want from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can adjust to advance your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your home and it’s regularly overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be hindering your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Jefferson City, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely unbearable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the answer, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Other than feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are a few indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels wet
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wall paper

We often associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity extra uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are usually high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend a lot of time looking for signs of extra humidity in your home, give the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City a call at 573-203-3908. Our educated experts can guide you on the top ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity.