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Dehumidifier Services in Columbus, OH

Investing in a dehumidifier allows homeowners to lower the level of humidity in the air in their homes and keep moisture within an optimal range. This is helpful for sustaining optimal health and/or comfort. Moreover, dehumidifiers eliminate musty smells lingering in a home and prevent the development of mildew and mold by removing the excess moisture from the air.

If you’re a Columbus homeowner looking for a local, professional contractor to install a dehumidifier into their HVAC system, you’re in luck. Columbus Premier Heating & Cooling is the team to call! Schedule dehumidifier services now!

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Indoor Air Quality Services in Columbus, OH

Focusing on Indoor Air Quality in Columbus, OH

What is Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA and other health officials define Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a home or building, particularly as it relates to the comfort, health and well-being of the people inside.

By cutting down on or eliminating indoor pollutants that are airborne, you can reduce the risk of health problems significantly. The concern with a lot of indoor air pollution is that many of the health implications aren’t always obvious right after an exposure. Sometimes, it can take years before serious health issues are noticeable.
Knowing this, residents need to ask themselves: What kinds of hidden toxins are floating around in the air I breathe in my home?

How Important is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality is more of an issue than most people suspect. Promoting optimal air quality is essential for the health and overall wellness of everyone living in a dwelling.

We happen to spend most of our time — an estimated 90 percent of it —indoors, whether at home, in an office, or some restaurant, work building, factory, or warehouse. In many of these kinds of places, experts are finding smoke, aerosol, toxic gases, chemicals, and other types of pollution floating around. A lot of this stuff is known to cause allergies, headaches, fatigue, and other breathing problems, in addition to irritation of the eyes, throat, nose, and skin. On a more serious note, the more severe indoor pollutants can cause heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and other grave long-term health conditions.

A Homeowners Guide to Dehumidifiers

Choosing the right dehumidifier for your home comes down to personal preference. Do you want a portable dehumidifier, or do you want one that impacts your entire home? Here’s a quick guide on the different types of dehumidifiers:

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers

A refrigerant dehumidifier uses much the same process as your fridge at home. The refrigeration process cools a metal plate on which moisture from the air condenses. A fan constantly draws the room air through the dehumidifier and over the cool metal plate(s). All the time, more and more of the moisture condenses onto the plate and drips into the dehumidifier water tank. Eventually, the relative humidity in the room/home is reduced to a normal level, and the unit will then switch itself into standby until such a time as required again.

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

A desiccant dehumidifier differs from the refrigerant type above. Desiccant dehumidifiers absorb water from the air using a desiccant. A desiccant is a material that absorbs water. It will be familiar to anyone who has ever found a small pack of crystals, labeled “silica gel,” packaged with a camera, computer, or some other product.

Whole House Ventilation Dehumidifiers

Whole-house dehumidifiers are a low-maintenance way to keep your whole home dry, healthy, and comfortable. Although high humidity is often a problem in basements and crawl spaces, excess moisture can rise and infiltrate your entire home. As a result, you might feel hot and sticky indoors, have pest problems, see mold and mildew growth, and possibly develop allergy symptoms. Whether it’s portable or connected inline with your HVAC system, a whole-house dehumidifier helps you maintain a healthy humidity level throughout all the rooms in your home.

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4 Benefits of Owning a Dehumidifier

Benefits of a dehumidifier may include:

Helps with Allergies

Many allergens and allergy triggers, such as dust mites, mold, and mildew, favor humid environments. Rooms where water is used or that contain poor air circulation, like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements, may be especially prone to harboring allergy-causing substances, which can spread throughout a house. A dehumidifier can help decrease the moisture that supports allergen growth, improve air quality, and prevent some types of bacteria and virus growth.

Controls moisture levels

High levels of moisture in a home can cause structural problems over time. Condensation can build up, causing mildew and mold to form, as well as warping and deterioration. Even furniture can be damaged from long-term humidity and high moisture. Ironically, homes that are well sealed for energy efficiency can have some of the worst problems because of decreased air circulation. If you notice paint or wallpaper peeling, unusual stains, or a musty or moldy odor, you may need a dehumidifier to help prevent additional damage.

Improves comfort

Homes with proper humidity levels are generally more comfortable, which can be especially noticeable in tropical or muggy climates. The indoor air quality is usually improved, and the air stays cooler when a dehumidifier is in use.

Reduces energy costs

Another benefit of a dehumidifier is that may help control energy costs by helping your air conditioner work more efficiently. Because a dehumidifier works to remove moisture from the air, it means your air conditioner likely doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature, saving energy use as well as wear and tear on your cooling equipment. ENERGY STAR-certified dehumidifiers offer even more savings because they use 15 percent less energy to run. Though whole-house dehumidifiers may be more expensive on the front end (averaging between $900 and $1200), it uses less energy than portable dehumidifiers, therefore saving you more money over the course of time.

Indoor Air Quality Services in Columbus, OH

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If you aren’t sure about your Indoor Air Quality, remember that Columbus Premier Heating & Cooling offers air care beyond compare. We are an Authorized Lennox® Dealer!  With this in mind, if you think you would benefit from any of our products or services, we are available and ready to give you our assistance. To learn more about our many Indoor Air Quality services and products, give us a call today at (614) 490-7508. Get a free online estimate on our services online now!

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Why Choose Columbus Premier Heating & Cooling?

Because we have such an elevated service quality here at Columbus Premier Heating & Cooling and some of the industry’s leading products that are proven at such competitive price rates, with user-friendly financing options and competitive online deals, our customers consistently give us positive feedback consistent with our superior Five Star reputation. With this being the case, we encourage new business inquiries to verify these reviews and ratings for themselves.

We guarantee customer satisfaction above everything else on every call. We offer emergency services 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays. We install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment, utilizing cutting-edge technology. If you hire us to come out to your home to work on your HVAC system or install one, you are treated with the utmost professionalism and friendliness by a NATE-certified, trusted employee of ours who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond state certification requirements to make sure we are giving you the absolute best the industry has to offer.

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