Dependable Dehumidifier Installation & Replacement in Clayton, OH and Englewood, OH
When the hot and humid months of summer are underway here in the Miami Valley, things can become uncomfortable and downright sticky. It’s during these times when homeowners here in the Greater Montgomery County Area turn to their indoor sanctuaries out of the hot and muggy weather the most. And while having a reliable centralized air conditioning system is indispensable, sometimes it’s not enough.
If your home becomes humid during the summer and your air conditioner needs help sustaining comfort, having a dehumidifier installed might be right for you. Dehumidifiers are an affordable way to help manage the level of humidity in your home within that healthy range. They also help eliminate musty odors in the home and prevent mold and mildew from developing and growing. If you’re looking to control the levels of humidity in your Clayton-Englewood, Ohio, area home, our home comfort heroes here at Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling would be happy to set you up with a dehumidifier to use with your existing HVAC system. Schedule dehumidifier services today!
Dependable Dehumidifier Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH
What Is a Dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier is an Indoor Air Quality product we carry that extracts moisture from the air to lower humidity levels in a home. Both whole house and portable dehumidifiers work by extracting the humid air over cold coils and forcing the humidity to condense into water droplets that accumulate in a basin attached to the device or system — or directed down a floor drain with a hose. Portable dehumidifiers must be emptied manually. However, most whole-home dehumidifiers have a pipe, drain, or hose connected to the unit for worry-free convenience.
Why Are Dehumidifiers Important?
There are a host of reasons why some homes require this sort of equipment to lower humidity levels. When too much moisture is in the indoor air you and your loved ones breathe, dehumidifiers become a necessity. Excessively high humidity levels can contribute to health and home safety issues, including:
- The proliferation or allergens
- Respiratory infections
- The growth of dust mites, microbes, mildew and fungi
- Warped flooring and window frames
- Damage to furniture and other building materials
Relative humidity that’s too high can also contribute to the concentration of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, in the air in both newer and older homes. Elevated levels of relative humidity make carbon filters (which are used for filtering VOCs through the furnace or HEPA filter) less effective, while also enabling more off-gassing of VOCs.
In any case, dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity in the home and reduce the family’s risk of VOC exposure.
When to Use a Dehumidifier
In general, dehumidifiers are essential during warm, rainy weather and during the humid months of summer.
If your home or any part of it has a humidity reading of more than 50%, we suggest having one installed or using an existing dehumidifier that’s functional. We can take a reading or multiple readings throughout your home, if necessary, to figure out the level of humidity. Most smart thermostats include sensors that can take this reading as well. In any case, the following are signs it’s time to invest in a dehumidifier:
- Rotting wood
- ‘Stuffy’ or ‘clammy’ rooms
- Mold and mildew growth on walls
- Dark or wet spots on ceilings or other surfaces
- A musty smell in specific areas of the home
- Condensation on the inside of windows
- Warping wood floors or furniture
- Water stains on ceilings and walls
- Increase in allergy symptoms
Dependable Dehumidifier Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH
Benefits of Owning a Dehumidifier
Better for Health
Dehumidifiers reduce irritation to your skin and improve breathing conditions for your respiratory system. This enables you to breathe easier, sleep better, and feel comfortable in your home.
Save Money, Help A/C
Dehumidifiers lower energy costs to keep your home cool during the summer because the system helps your air conditioner run more efficiently.
Better Indoor Air Quality
They improve your home’s air quality, making your home less prone to allergens such as dust mites and dander. They also inhibit the growth of mold, and mildew.
They are not disruptive to your daily life, and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.
A less humid home means clothing will dry faster, cereals, breads and other dry foods will remain fresh longer without going stale, and you won’t find signs of rust or corrosion on things like computer equipment, tools and electronics.
Using a dehumidifier will assist in reducing dust in the home, so you won’t have to clean as often.
Reduce Wear on A/C
When the air in your home is more humid, the air conditioner has to not only cool the air but also remove all the excess moisture, which means it has to work harder. This also causes the A/C to wear out sooner, which means you will need to repair it more often and possibly replace it sooner.
Reduce Bad Odors
Dehumidifiers help reduce odors in the home that can accompany mildew and mold — getting rid of that “musty” or “rotting” smell that’s pungent and can be offensive.
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Why Choose Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling?
When it comes to anything related to a furnace or an air conditioner, or any sort of HVAC system, one call does it all when you reach out to Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling. Our home heating and cooling heroes have the prices you want, the HVAC services you need and the comfort you deserve. We offer heating when you need it and cooling when you want it — with services available around the clock.
We go to great lengths to help homeowners in the Miami Valley. We understand the importance of finding and hiring an HVAC company that’s reputable, that does the job right, does it fast and does it at friendly and affordable prices.
Because this decision affects your home finances on top of your comfort and health, it’s important to find an HVAC company that understands your needs and one that will walk you through the often troubled waters surrounding problems with home comfort equipment, a company that’s qualified, honest, reputable and fully insured. It’s also important to make sure you’re doing business with a professional that’s NATE-certified, and has a proven track-record of customer care and customer satisfaction.
At Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling, our service is second to none. Over the years, our customers have consistently given us positive feedback in support of our superior Five Star reputation. We are members of the Five Star Family. Because of this, we encourage new customers to verify our positive reviews and ratings for themselves. This should be done before hiring anyone to work on your valuable HVAC equipment.
We guarantee customer satisfaction above all else across the board. We have 24-hour emergency HVAC services 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. We service, install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment (heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners) utilizing cutting-edge technology. If you have us to come out to your residence to work on your HVAC system or install a new home heating or cooling system, you are treated with the utmost professionalism, care and friendliness by an employee of ours who’s state-certified and who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond the state’s requirements. The reason we screen our employees like this is because we want to make sure we are sending you the absolute best the local HVAC industry has to offer.