Dehumidifiers are typically needed in the spring, summer and early fall months. Spring and fall months are usually when temperatures are low enough that your air conditioner doesn’t run long enough to remove the proper amount of humidity to keep you comfortable. A good example of this are cool, rainy days and nights when there is little or no call for the air conditioner to run. During the hot summer days, a dehumidifier helps remove excessive humidity and can reduce excessive wear on your air conditioner.
High indoor humidity levels can cause a musty smell and overall stuffy feeling in the air. It can also lead to mold growth and health issues. Fortunately, the indoor air quality specialists at B&W have a solution – the installation of a whole house dehumidifier.
A whole house dehumidifier works directly with your home’s HVAC system to keep humidity levels at a comfortable and healthy range, which is typically between 30 and 50%. Don’t suffer the negative effects of high humidity any longer; contact B&W for dehumidifier installation services for your Indianapolis home.
Benefits of Installing a Whole Home Dehumidifier
The indoor air quality technicians at B&W highly recommend having a dehumidifier installed in your Indianapolis home, as we all know how hot and humid Central Indiana summers tend to be. Just a few of the benefits of having a dehumidifier installed include:
Lowering Humidity Levels
High humidity levels can cause a bevy of issues in Indianapolis homes. Once the humidity levels climb past 60% and higher, you may start to notice some of the negative effects of too much moisture in the air. Excess moisture can cause water damage on floors and walls and musty odors, just to name a few issues.
Eliminating Mold Growth
Nobody wants to find out that they have mold growing in their home. Mold can cause significant damage to your home and lead to serious health issues if not treated. Mold loves to find warm, moist conditions to grow in. This threat can be eliminated with the addition of a whole house dehumidifier.
As the saying goes, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity! Lower humidity levels in your home during the spring, summer and early fall months will keep you comfortable.
Lowering Energy Costs
When indoor humidity levels rise, your air conditioning system works harder to properly cool your home. This can lead to premature wear and tear, breakdowns and higher energy bills.
Dehumidifier Maintenance and Repairs from B&W
We generally recommend cleaning out your dehumidifier once a year before the start of summer. To do so, soak the unit’s filter in warm water and detergent for a few minutes. Make sure it’s completely dry before reinserting it into the dehumidifier. You should also remove the dehumidifier’s water reservoir and clean it with warm water and mild detergent. Make sure to check your unit’s operating manual for precise information on how to maintain your dehumidifier and how often it should be cleaned.
Whole house dehumidifiers typically last about eight years. If it breaks down on you, contact an indoor air quality specialist or HVAC company. The indoor air quality specialists at B&W can examine the unit to see if a repair can be made or if it makes more sense financially to replace the system. Some common dehumidifier repair issues include the formation of ice, leaks and overflows.
Enroll in a Planned Service Agreement from B&W Today
The best way to keep your HVAC system running efficiently is with regular maintenance services. When you enroll in B&W’s planned service agreement, we’ll provide the following services for one low rate:
- Fall maintenance heating system check/tune up
- Spring maintenance cooling system check/tune up
- 10% discount on plumbing, heating, and cooling repairs
- Preferred scheduling
- No overtime fees, nights or weekends
Schedule Dehumidifier Service With B&W Today
In order to prepare for the hot, muggy Central Indiana summer, the technicians at B&W recommend the installation of a whole house dehumidifier. Contact us today to learn more about these systems or to schedule an appointment for installation service.
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