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Dehumidifiers: Keeping your home dry for more home comfort

Relief is a personal issue and achieving your home’s perfect comfort level is something the team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to support you in achieving. Of course, staying 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 control to improve your personal comfort, like your thermostat, but a less apparent thing is the humidity levels. Humidity plays a major role in how comfortable you feel in your living space and it’s often overlooked. The moisture levels in your home might be affecting your comfort levels along with your indoor air quality, that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes in as a comfort savior.

As the seasons change in Chicago, we have days where the humidity feels absolutely insufferable. While you may consider lowering your thermostat is the fix, it might be time to consider a dehumidifier. The optimal 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 signs to look for:

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

Before you spend too much time looking for signs of too much humidity in your home, give the experts at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago a call at 773-704-0640. Our trained experts can assist you on the best ways to keep your home comfortable at the perfect amount of humidity. Or, if it’s more convenient for you, schedule an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.