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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Comfort is a personal thing and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to support 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 obvious things that you can adjust to advance your personal comfort, like 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 frequently overlooked. The moisture levels in your home are possibly hurting 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 come and go in Colfax, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may think lowering your thermostat is the solution, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Besides feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are some issues to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels sticky
  • 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 too much time looking for signs of excess humidity in your home, give the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax a call at 509-397-3622. Our educated experts can guide you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity. Or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.