Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Relief is a personal deal and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, staying comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can control to help your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your house and it’s frequently overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be hurting your comfort levels along 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 Hattiesburg, we have days where the humidity feels absolutely unbearable. While you may think lowering your thermostat is the fix, 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 a few signs 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 typically high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend all your time looking for signs of too much humidity in your home, give the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg a call at 601-292-9763. Our trained experts can guide you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity.