Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015 Comfort is a personal deal and achieving your home’s model comfort level is something the team at Patterson & Stirling Inc is ready to help you achieve. Of course, remaining comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they look for from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can control to advance your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less obvious 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 could be hindering your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s how a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior. As the seasons alter in Erie, we have stints where the humidity feels absolutely unbearable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the answer, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The adequate 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 some issues 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 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 excess humidity in your home, give the team at Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie a call at 814-833-5558. Our trained experts can assist you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity. Or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.