Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015Total 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 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 perfect, while others may spend their time on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes unrecognized is the important role that appropriate moisture levels play in sustaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier enters the picture. Many climates, like the one in Beaverton, have times in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you should 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 certainly notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to get by with high humidity by turning down your thermostat while your air conditioner is working, 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 Beaverton. In some spots it can be relatively easy to note humidity problems, and sometimes they do a very 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 considering 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 folks at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton a call at 503-848-3838 to get some pointers on keeping the humidity levels in your Beaverton 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 options that way.