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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Total home comfort can have differing definitions for different homeowners, which makes sense given our individual comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just right, while others may be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the crucial role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture.

Many climates, like the one in York, 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 tad inflated, there are times when you notice 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 running, 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 York. In some places it can be pretty easy to target humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty good job at hiding. However, the most common pointers 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 come across 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 experts at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc in York a call at 717-755-4127 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your York home at bay. There are a variety 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 choices that way.