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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Whole home comfort can have a different meaning for different homeowners, which makes sense given our own distinct 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 perfectly tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its peak level. One thing that often goes unnoticed is the important role that suitable moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

A lot of climates, like the one in Moline, 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 bit overstated, 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 cope with high humidity by turning down 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 hinges on where you live in Moline. In some places 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 considering a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on dreary, overcast days.

Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline a call at 309-517-7511 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Moline home at bay. There are a host 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.