Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Complete home comfort can mean different things 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 prevent AC repair. For some it may be keeping an accurately tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature perfect, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the crucial role that proper 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 Orange County, 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 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 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 depends on where you live in Orange County. In some places it can be pretty easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a pretty 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 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 drizzly, overcast days. Before you start encountering signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning in Orange County a call at 949-525-9119 to get some recommendations on keeping the humidity levels in your Orange County 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.