While it may seem like the level of humidity in your home is something that can be ignored, the truth is the humidity of your home has often more bearing on your comfort than heating or cooling. Too little moisture can cause discomfort, but too much moisture can cause problems not only with your appliances but even your flooring and furniture, along with issues like allergens and pollutants. Because of this, it may be worth considering a whole-home dehumidifier to combat your home’s humidity problem. At Scenic City Heating, AC & Plumbing, we’ve been serving the Chattanooga, TN area since 2000. We’re the local HVAC company that you can trust.
Want to be sure the air in your home is healthy for your family? Be sure to call us to help you with your indoor air quality today!
Why Install a Whole House Dehumidifier?
While many people may purchase a standalone dehumidifier that they can plug into an outlet to dehumidify a space in their home, there are also whole-house dehumidifiers that can help a residence that has more than a localized humidity problem.
But if you’re wondering whether or not a whole-house dehumidifier is right for your home, the following information may help:
- High levels of humidity can cause bacteria, mold, and mildew growth which can increase allergens as well as certain illnesses.
- High levels of humidity combined with low air temperatures can cause clammy skin. Removing humidity with a whole-home humidifier can solve that problem.
- The less moisture in your home, the less strain there is on your air which can save you money on your utility bill.
If whole-house dehumidification sounds like it might be a good idea, Scenic City Heating, AC & Plumbing can answer any of your questions.
Common Dehumidifier Problems
Like any other appliance, dehumidifiers can break down, especially if regular maintenance is ignored. But familiarizing yourself with some signs of issues with your dehumidifier can go a long way toward keeping your dehumidifier working for years to come:
- Frost and Ice: If you notice ice or frost on your lines it may be caused by frozen evaporator coils.
- Leaks: A leak or puddle around your dehumidifier may be a sign you have a refrigerant leak.
- Won’t Power On: If your system won’t power on, it could signal a full reservoir, or a blown electrical circuit.
Being aware of common problems is a great way a homeowner can take charge to keep their dehumidifier in top shape. If you’re dealing with a dehumidifier repair issue, you can count on Scenic City Heating, AC & Plumbing.
Another area of your home that can impact your air quality is the ductwork. We offer air duct cleaning and repair service, so schedule an appointment today.
How Are Whole House Dehumidifiers Maintained?
Like any appliance, maintenance is the best way to keep your dehumidifier system working for years to come. Luckily, routine maintenance for a whole-house dehumidifier is something that is easy and simple and can be scheduled in advance with our expert staff.
The best thing homeowners can do to keep a whole-house dehumidifier working happily is systematically replacing the filter. The filter prevents allergens and particles from entering the air and into your lungs, and a clogged filter puts more strain on the system.
At Scenic City Heating, AC & Plumbing, our expert staff is here to help. We understand the importance of humidity on you and your home. Check out our dehumidifier services to help your residence stay healthy and comfortable all year round.