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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Coziness is a personal issue and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can change to advance your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a crucial role in how comfortable you feel in your home and it’s regularly overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be affecting your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Carpentersville, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The adequate humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. In addition to feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are several indicators to look for:

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

We usually 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 regularly high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend too much time searching for signs of excess humidity in your home, give the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville a call at 224-412-8308. Our educated experts can help you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity.