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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole 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 common – 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 spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the crucial role that suitable moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Safford, have times 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 notice a change in the moisture levels, and you definitely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by lowering 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 Safford. In some places it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very good job at hiding. However, the most common indicators 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 typically encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on dreary, overcast days.

Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the folks at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford a call at 928-432-6018 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Safford home at bay. There are a number of choices to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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