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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

July 15, 2015

Relief is a personal thing and achieving your home’s ideal comfort level is something the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling is ready to assist you in achieving. Of course, staying 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 adjust to advance your personal comfort, including your thermostat, but a less visible 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 are possibly hindering your comfort levels in addition with your indoor air quality, that’s when a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons change in Portland, we have times where the humidity feels absolutely miserable. While you may assume lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The ideal 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 some issues to look for:

  • Musty odors
  • Cracked paint
  • The air feels thick
  • 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 very uncomfortable. Fall and late spring are typically high humidity seasons and times when it’s raining or early in the morning and evening.

Before you spend a lot of time looking for signs of extra humidity in your home, give the experts at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling in Portland a call at 503-213-4433. Our knowledgeable experts can guide you on the most effective ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect level of humidity.