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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Complete home comfort can mean different things for different homeowners, which makes sense given our unique comfort needs. However, there is always something that all homeowners have on their wants list – the desire to be comfortable inside their home and dodge AC repair. For some it may be keeping a well tuned thermostat to keep the air temperature just so, while others may focus on keeping their home’s indoor air quality at its top level. One thing that often goes under-the-radar is the critical role that appropriate moisture levels play in maintaining a comfortable home. That’s where a dehumidifier comes in to the picture.

Many climates, like the one in Tucson, have moments in which they are dry and others when it’s so humid that it feels like you might be in a rainforest. While that may be a bit inflated, there are times when you note a change in the moisture levels, and you surely notice when the humidity reaches an uncomfortable level. So instead of trying to deal with high humidity by changing your thermostat while your air conditioner is running, why not consider a dehumidifier?

So how do you know if you have too much moisture in your home? Some of that hinges on where you live in Tucson. In some spots it can be fairly 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 thinking about a dehumidifier is that it doesn’t have to be hot in order for it to be humid. You usually encounter these times during the spring and fall, in the late evening and early morning hours, or on drizzly, overcast days.

Before you start noticing signs of too much moisture in your home, why not give the experts at Ambient Air in Tucson a call at 520-201-3871 to get some tips on keeping the humidity levels in your Tucson home at bay. There are a number of options to keep your home as comfortable as you expect. 

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