Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have in their minds – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and avoid AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the critical role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture. A lot of climates, like the one in Olathe, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you could be in a rainforest. While that may be a little inflated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by changing your thermostat while your air conditioner is operating, 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 Olathe. In some spots it can be fairly easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a darn 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 thinking about 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 pros at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe a call at 913-432-3342 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Olathe home at bay. There are a number of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. Don’t feel like a phone call? Schedule an appointment online with us and we’d be more than happy to offer advice on all the dehumidifier possibilities that way.