Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort07/15/2015 Comfort is a personal thing and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc is ready to help you achieve. Of course, being comfortable and avoiding AC repair is something all homeowners can agree they expect from their home comfort system. There are evident things that you can change to advance your personal comfort, such as your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a crucial 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 Rapid City, we have days 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 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 some indicators to look for: Musty odors Cracked paint The air feels sticky 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 regularly high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening. Before you spend all your time assessing signs of excess humidity in your home, give the pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City a call at 605-342-5107. Our educated experts can assist you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect measure of humidity. Or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.