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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Comfort is a personal issue and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at Contra Costa Heating & AC is ready to help you achieve. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they want from their home comfort system. There are simple things that you can control to advance your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less visible thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays an important role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home could be hurting your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons come and go in the Bay Area, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the solution, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal humidity for your health and comfort is between 30-50%. Other than 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 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 too much time assessing signs of too much humidity in your home, give the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area a call at 510-343-9841. Our knowledgeable experts can assist you on the top ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity. 

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