Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete 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 their minds – 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 just so, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture. Most climates, like the one in the Main Line, have times 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 note a change in the moisture levels, and you surely 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 hinges on where you live in the Main Line. In some places it can be pretty 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 contemplating a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You typically encounter 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 folks at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line a call at 610-626-2540 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your the Main Line home at bay. There are a variety of options 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.