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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Complete 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 in common – 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 perfect, while others may spend their time 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 maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Franklin Lakes, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should be in a rainforest. While that may be a bit inflated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal 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 Franklin Lakes. In some places it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days.

Before you start finding signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes a call at 201-268-5663 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Franklin Lakes home at bay. There are a variety of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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