Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Air Quality
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Relief is a personal issue and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they want from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can change to help your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s regularly overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be hindering your comfort levels partnered with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in Pella, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely unbearable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal 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 a few issues to look for:

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

We often associate humidity with heat, but it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. The heat just makes the humidity more uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are typically 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 too much humidity in your home, give the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella a call at 641-628-3621. Our educated experts can guide you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity. 

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