Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Coziness is a personal thing and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. is ready to help you achieve. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can change to help your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your home and it’s frequently overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be affecting your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons change in Beaverton, we have days where the humidity feels absolutely insufferable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the solution, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. In addition to feeling uncomfortable, how do you know if you have too much humidity in your home?

There are some indicators to look for:

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

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

Before you spend all your time assessing signs of extra humidity in your home, give the pros at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton a call at 503-374-1934. Our educated experts can help you on the top ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity.