Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

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Relief is a personal deal and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help you achieve. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can control to advance your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be affecting your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in the Main Line, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal 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 a few indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels thick
  • 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 very 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 a lot of time searching for signs of too much humidity in your home, give the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line a call at 610-257-7035. Our trained experts can guide you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity. 

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