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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Comfort is a personal deal and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can change to help your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less obvious thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a crucial role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be hurting your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s how a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons come and go in Grimes, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may think lowering your thermostat is the answer, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Besides feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are several indicators to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels thick
  • Condensation or frost on your windows
  • Peeling wall paper

We normally associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity very uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are regularly high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend all your time searching for signs of too much humidity in your home, give the pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling in Grimes a call at 515-344-3579. Our educated experts can guide you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity. 

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