Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

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Total 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 dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well 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 important role that proper moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Most climates, like the one in Shreveport, have periods 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 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 deal with high humidity by changing your thermostat while your air conditioner is working, 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 Shreveport. In some spots it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common signs 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 typically find these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on rainy, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Moon's Air in Shreveport a call at 318-671-5355 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Shreveport home at bay. There are a number of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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