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Dehumidifier Systems and Service in Warsaw, IN
High humidity is usually thought of as “the enemy” when it comes to summer comfort. People can often deal with hot weather, but when that heat is combined with extra moisture in the air, “bearable” quickly turns to “unbearable.” Although you’re at the mercy of humidity levels when you’re outdoors, you can control them inside your home with the help of a professionally installed whole-house dehumidifier. One of these installations will not only make for better comfort, it can help protect the health of your family and the building material of your home.
Seeing that houses have balanced humidity is part of our job at Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning. And we’ve been doing it for almost three decades! If you live in North Central Indiana or the surrounding areas and you have trouble with a humid, stuffy home, you only need to call our staff to arrange for quality whole-house dehumidifier services.
Problems That High Humidity Can Cause
The main trouble of high humidity levels (60% relative humidity and above) is that it makes it more difficult for the human body to release heat through perspiration. With more heat trapped in the body, the temperature of the air feels hotter than it is, often making a 8–10°F difference. So not only does high humidity mean that people in your household will feel less comfortable during warm weather, but also that you’ll need to keep the air conditioner running more frequently. With humidity balanced, you can expect to pay around 30% less during the summer on air conditioning bills.
High humidity can also create water damage, leading to warped wood and peeling paint. The moisture levels supply a breeding ground for mildew and mold, which will cause additional damage to building material and also have an unhealthy effect on indoor air quality.
How Dehumidifiers Can Balance Indoor Humidity Levels
A whole–house dehumidifier works similarly to an air conditioner. ACs actually have some dehumidifying properties, since they absorb moisture along with thermal energy as they work. However, air conditioners are not designed as dehumidifiers. It takes a dedicated device to do the job right.
The standard whole–house dehumidifier consists of a refrigerant coil that cycles cold refrigerant to cause evaporation. The evaporation draws moisture from the air, along with heat. The excess moisture is siphoned away into the wastewater system. To prevent the cooling of the air from affecting the rest of the HVAC system, the dehumidifier will re–heat the air afterwards.
We Offer Full Dehumidifier Services in Warsaw, IN
A dehumidifier needs to receive professional installation, since a poor job can result in a system that removes too much moisture from the air, creating dry conditions that bring their own set of problems. You can trust our experienced technicians at Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning to see that you have the ideal whole–house dehumidifier integrated into your HVAC system, and we’ll show you how to make the best use of it. We’re here whenever you need repairs or maintenance service for the system.
If you occasionally run into problems with dry air during the winter, we also install humidifiers. Contact us in Warsaw, IN, for help whenever you have trouble with any kind of humidity imbalance in your house.