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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 unique 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 be more focused on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its optimum level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that proper moisture levels play in preserving a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier moves in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Payson, have periods in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might be in a rainforest. While that may be a tad exaggerated, there are times when you recognize a change in the moisture levels, and you certainly 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 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 Payson. In some spots it can be pretty easy to target 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 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 drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson a call at 928-263-8570 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Payson home at bay. There are a variety of possibilities to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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