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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Comfort is a personal issue and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, being 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 adjust to advance your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less obvious thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your home and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be hurting your comfort levels partnered with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons alter in West Columbia, 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 adequate 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 often 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 regularly 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 excess humidity in your home, give the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia a call at 803-265-4208. Our knowledgeable experts can help you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity. 

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