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Dehumidifiers

Quality Dehumidifier Services in Troy, OH

When the weather is hot outside, it usually comes with an increase in humidity here in the midwest. It can get so humid, in fact, that dehumidifiers often come in handy. Dehumidifiers are great for optimal home comfort, and they lower energy costs while helping with allergies and eliminating smells. Additionally, they prevent mold and mildew.

If you’re looking to control humidity levels in your Troy, Ohio, area home, our home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning would be happy to set you up with a dehumidifier to use with your existing HVAC system. Schedule dehumidifier installation services today!

Aprilaire Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifier Services in Miami County, OH

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

A dehumidifier is an Indoor Air Quality product 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.

For high humidity, dehumidifiers lower and regulate the humidity in the air in a home or building. They can be used for single rooms, apartments, whole houses, or large commercial areas like swimming pools and storage warehouses. The type of dehumidifier you’d want for your home is going to depend on your preferences, budget, and the size of your home. Although we highly recommend getting a whole-home humidification system to sustain ideal indoor humidity levels, there are a variety of options to choose from.

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A Homeowner's Guide to Dehumidifiers

Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifiers will help make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient while protecting your home's assets. The Aprilaire dehumidifier includes a dedicated drain which means there is no messy water tray to empty. Yearly filter cleaning or replacement makes maintenance simple. Here are a few Aprilaire models we carry:

 

Aprilaire 500 Humidifier in Troy, OH

Aprilaire 1830W

The Aprilaire Model 1830 Dehumidifier is a high-capacity solution that helps you achieve total comfort through humidity control. It is installed as part of your home's HVAC system. 1830 pulls air from every room in your home through the return ducts. Then, it removes the moisture and sends dry air back throughout your home. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner to efficiently balance the humidity levels in your home. Still, it can also work independently on days when you don't need the air conditioner.

Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier in Troy, OH

Aprilaire 1850

The Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier is ideal for dehumidifying your whole home removing up to 95 pints (11.9 gallons) of water per day. It can be ducted to your HVAC system for your convenience, and the control panel can be mounted on the top or side of the unit, so it is easy to access in any location. The dehumidifier has a simple-to-use interactive display, making set-up and use a breeze. The Aprilaire 1850 is low maintenance with no messy trays to empty and simple once-a-year filter cleaning or replacement.

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Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Breathe Healthier Air With a Dehumidifier

Excess moisture in your home creates perfect conditions for mold growth, allergens, musty odors, and mildew which can lead to unhealthy air. Here are a few benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier or purchasing a portable dehumidifier:

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.

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.

Reduce Wear on A/C

When the air in your home is more humid, the air conditioner has to cool the air and remove all the excess moisture, which means it has to work harder. Unfortunately, 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.

They’re Quiet

They are not disruptive to your daily life, and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.

What is Indoor Air Quality?

When you own a home, comfort shouldn’t be your only consideration for HVAC equipment. When it comes to Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality is a critical issue that is often neglected.

This is often the case because most homeowners feel that air pollution is strictly an outdoor problem. Nevertheless, studies indicate this is false. It turns out the air inside many workplaces and homes is far more polluted and toxic than the air outside. Because the average American spends more than 21 hours a day indoors on average, air quality deserves serious consideration and attention. Because the air indoors often lacks proper filtration, indoor air quality is something homeowners should take seriously.

The EPA defines Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a building or home and how it relates to the building or home’s occupants. Indoor Air Quality has a direct and sometimes negative effect on our health in addition to our overall mood, well-being, and energy levels.

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Health officials say the air we breathe in our homes can be 2 to 5 times more toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a way of taking care of it through a host of processes unbeknownst to the average person. When you take into consideration how tightly insulated most homes and workplaces are intentionally made in order to keep treated air inside, it becomes obvious why HVAC experts and health officials suggest some homeowners consider certain indoor air quality products to go in conjunction with their heat pump, furnace or air conditioner.

All too often household air pollution is unable to escape because modern dwellings are fairly airtight. In the confined spaces of a house or office building or work environment, pollutants can get trapped without adequate filtration or the circulation of outdoor air. Even with the HVAC system’s air filter, often these pollutants are merely recirculated. Sometimes, getting a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier makes a world of difference, in addition to UV Lights and other air filtration products.

Financing Options in Troy, OH

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Are you looking to upgrade your home's heating or cooling system or need help covering the cost of repairs? Check out our current financing offer! We have partnered with Wells Fargo Bank to help our customers keep their home comfortable year-round.

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