Dehumidifier Services in Madeira, OH
Your local humidity control experts here at Madeira Heating & Air offer the best prices on residential dehumidifiers in the Greater Cincinnati area, with expert dehumidifier installation at a price our competitors can’t beat. As always when it comes to any of our products and services, customer satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
Most homeowners here in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area understand how important it is to have an effective and reliable air conditioning system to maintain home comfort during the summertime. Everyone needs to have a cool home where they can get away from the heat. Despite this, however, far too many fail to understand the vital need to keep humidity levels in check when it’s hot and humid outside. Most people expect their A/C’s to pick up the slack and this can cost them. When summer is in full swing here in Southwest Ohio and it’s hot and muggy outside, dehumidifiers are great for improving comfort levels in the home while also reading home cooling costs. Dehumidifiers also help manage allergy symptoms.
General Dehumidifier Questions & Answers
Is there a dehumidifier that takes care of an entire home?
In order for a dehumidifier to work for an entire house in an effective way for years to come, it needs to be a whole-house dehumidifier and it needs to be installed by an HVAC expert. At Madeira Heating & Air we sell and install dehumidification systems that are able to work for large homes and we have smaller units for smaller homes with a wide range of options and special discounts we are more than happy to discuss when you call.
How long is a whole-house dehumidifier operational?
If maintained properly, most whole-home dehumidifiers are good for anywhere from 5 to 10 years provided they are used properly. To maintain your dehumidifier properly and get the max service lifespan out of it, you should replace its air filters regularly. You also need to clean the condensing coils and exhaust grilles and follow any other suggestions you were given when you purchased it. Dehumidifiers are simple devices that effectively reduce the moisture content of any atmosphere it is placed in. For more information on dehumidification systems, call Madeira Heating & Air today!
How big does my dehumidifier need to be?
If you are using one unit for your entire house, as we noted above, you need a whole-house dehumidifier. Otherwise, a dehumidifier’s capacity is rated by the amount of moisture it removes in a single 24-hour period. Therefore, a 35-pint humidifier is rated to remove 35 pints of moisture or water in a day. You can use a 30-pint dehumidifier (or a dehumidifier between 24- and 39-pint capacity) for rooms that are especially damp and between 500 and 1,500 square feet in size.
When to Install a Dehumidifier
Do I need a dehumidifier for my home?
The need for a dehumidifier is essential if you notice any of the following symptoms: These symptoms include dampness on windows, peeling paint, mildew growth, musty odors in the home and especially mold. If mold is present, it’s a serious problem. Nevertheless, even if the effects of high humidity aren’t as obvious, it can still be an amazing tool to use during the summer. Dehumidifiers, as we noted, are an excellent way to assist your air conditioning system.
Are dehumidifiers worth the investment?
In short, yes, dehumidifiers are worth the investment in Ohio. Using an effective dehumidifier removes moisture from the air in a home that’s too humid. This is usually an issue during the hot months of summer. These systems can also prevent mold and dust mites. However, if you know you already have any mold in your house, using a dehumidifier will not remove it. You will need to have an expert take the mold out effectively and treat it. Once it’s gone, however, your dehumidifier will prevent additional mold from developing.
When should I start to use a dehumidifier?
The ideal time to start using a dehumidifier in the home is when the days begin warming up and you begin to feel an increase in humidity. Signs your home is becoming too humid are usually obvious. You might feel sticky or more uncomfortable. Excess moisture in your air supply can cause breathing problems. The relative humidity needs to be less than 50 percent at all times. If it goes above 50 percent, we suggest using your device.
What are the benefits of a dehumidifier?
In short, using a dehumidifier will help you enjoy cleaner air, better comfort levels and lower cooling costs. When a dwelling has the appropriate levels of humidity, it’s less prone to having mold and mildew develop and proliferate. Because it helps your home cooling system, you’ll also enjoy lower energy costs associated with home cooling. Overall, dehumidifiers also prevent condensation issues and improve overall health in the home. The benefits outweigh the cost overall and in some cases, it can become an investment that pays for itself.
Benefits of Dehumidifier Installation
Saves on Air Conditioning Costs While Optimizing Comfort
As we have mentioned, dehumidifiers help homeowners lower their energy consumption and help keep the home cool during the summer with optimal comfort levels. Because dehumidifiers help air conditioning equipment run more efficiently, they also make the cooling system last longer and run better. Optimal performance means less repair work and lower cooling costs caused by excess strain. Additionally, foods like bread, cereal, bread, and other dry products and baked goods will not go stale as quickly as it would in a moist environment.
Provides Optimal Air Quality With Fewer Odors
Managing home humidity improves indoor air quality. Additionally, dehumidifiers help reduce allergens, dust, pet dander, pollen, and prevent mold and mildew from forming. Dehumidifiers also reduce odors in the home that can accompany mildew, mold and other stuff that thrives in moist air. If you have a “musty” or “rotting” smell in your home that’s pungent, humidity control is an effective solution.
Minimize Wear and Tear on the Home Cooling System
When a residential dwelling is too humid, the home cooling system is forced to work a lot harder. Air conditioners are strained when humidity is high because in addition to providing cool air, the home’s AC unit also removes the excess moisture in your air. This can make home cooling costs go up beyond the usual. It also causes the AC to wear out sooner, or develop additional wear and tear, which means you will eventually need to make repairs and possibly even replace it sooner.
They’re Good for Your Health and Require Little Maintenance
Dehumidifiers don’t disrupt daily life like other systems. These units run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing or hearing them. Dehumidifiers improve breathing conditions and promote healthier air. They are great for people with respiratory conditions. Overall they allow you to breathe easier, sleep better, and feel more comfortable in your home.
Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing
Your local heating, cooling and air care experts here at Madeira Heating & Air have longstanding relationships with a wide range of creditors, lenders and respected financial institutions that we partner with to help you through the process. Our job is to help you maintain optimal home comfort year-round and make manageable monthly payments to pay for your new HVAC equipment. We understand how sometimes home comfort can’t wait here in Ohio.
In short, our furnace financing, heat pump financing and A/C finance options are second to none.
3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Keep Up With Maintenance
Keeping up with preventative maintenance services is essential for not only equipment longevity and lower heating and cooling costs. It’s also essential for home comfort and optimal indoor air quality. In fact, being proactive with your HVAC systems enables the equipment to run more smoothly and do its job effectively like it’s intended and designed to. Being proactive always pays off in the long run and seasonal maintenance always improves indoor air quality.
Invest in Better Air Filters
Changing your HVAC system’s air filters regularly is one of the most fundamental parts of owning one. Most homeowners know this. What many do not know is that the standard air filter, which is the one-inch fiberglass air filter, usually does nothing to clean the air or improve indoor air quality. It’s merely intended to protect the equipment only. This means investing in a better air filter could go a long way in your home at improving your indoor air quality. If you have anything compromising your indoor air quality, this is something you should definitely consider.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Investing in a household air purifier from Madeira Heating & Air is a great option when you’re looking for the most cost-effective method for improving your home’s overall air quality. Air purifiers help home heating and cooling systems by removing dirt, mold spores, pet dander, dust, pollen, and other pollutants floating around in your home. This makes air filters last longer and while reducing the stress and strain from poor airflow caused by dirty air filters. Air purifiers also kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms while removing strange odors and chemicals in the air.