Posts Tagged ‘Dehumidifier’

How You can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 14th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseStaying cool and comfortable is a high priority for most people during the summer, and for good reason. We don’t envy anyone who has to go through summer without a good air conditioning system to rely on. Still, it’s not the only thing that you should be worried about over the next couple of months when it comes to your home’s air.

You should also be taking steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible during the summer, as it tends to drop in most homes during the hot season. Have a look at some of the following ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high this season. (more…)

Consider Installing a Dehumidifier This Spring

Monday, April 17th, 2017

water-dropletsWe recently addressed ways to combat allergy season in your home, and one of the recommendations we touched on briefly was to have our professionals install a whole-house dehumidifier. But you don’t need to be concerned only with allergies to want a dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system. We recommend scheduling this service with us before the real summer weather arrives. It’s one of the best ways to stay comfortable, save energy, and protect your home from the dangers of mold. (more…)

Is My Air Conditioner also a Dehumidifier?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

During the summer, North Carolina often experiences high humidity… and that makes the mid-year heat much harder to deal with. High moisture levels in the air trap more heat in the human body, which makes the temperature in air feel hotter. Indoor moisture levels can also be responsible for water damage and the development of mold and mildew.


The Importance of Home Dehumidification

Monday, April 18th, 2016

One the major services that we provide for homes during the spring to help them prepare for the coming hot and humid weather is the installation whole-house dehumidifiers into HVAC systems. These dehumidifiers work in a way similar to a standard air conditioner: they use cold refrigerant run through a coil to absorb moisture from the air along with heat. However, to prevent dehumidifiers from interfering with the job of the air conditioners, they are designed to reheat the air after they have removed the excess moisture. With proper professional installation, a whole-house dehumidifier will create balanced relative humidity levels between 30% and 50%. (more…)

How Proper Home Dehumidification Benefits Your Health

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Residents of Hendersonville, NC are no stranger to humidity. Even before the cooling season begins, humidity can make us extremely uncomfortable inside your home. Indoor humidity is not just a nuisance, though, because it could actually be harmful for your health. A whole-house dehumidifier is the solution to this problem, lowering your indoor humidity and keeping it at a proper level. But what are the health benefits of proper home dehumidification? (more…)

Why Good Dehumidification in Your Home Is Important

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You may not realize this, but part of the reason air conditioning feels as good as it does is because your air conditioner removes both heat and humidity. If the humidity isn’t removed, you’ll end up with a home that is cold but clammy, and no one wants to feel like that. But comfort isn’t the only reason dehumidification is important, as the AC experts at Comfort Central, Inc., can tell you more about below. (more…)

Install a Dehumidifier with My AC? Why?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

We are no strangers to heat and humidity in Asheville, NC, and one of the best ways for us to keep cool is with whole home air conditioning. But sometimes the humidity can become so heavy that your AC may struggle to keep up with demand. This is because air conditioners remove both heat and humidity, and when there’s an excess of moisture in the air, your air conditioner has to work that much harder to achieve the cooling you want. When you install and use a whole house dehumidifier, the excess moisture is removed from your home’s air, allowing your AC to do the work it needs to, unhindered. The specialists at Comfort Central, Inc., have seen firsthand how much whole house dehumidifiers can help homeowners, and we can install, repair, maintain and replace them for you. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts. (more…)

Why Consider the Installation of a Whole Home Dehumidifier?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Heat and humidity are a part of North Carolina summers, but when you add a whole home dehumidifier to your existing air conditioner, you help both yourself and your AC. Spring is a great time of year to add upgrades to your AC system, and when you hire the trained specialists at Comfort Central, Inc., to perform any kind of work to your system, you can rest assured that the work will be done correctly and efficiently the first time around. Call us today and schedule an appointment for your home in Asheville, NC.

How Dehumidifiers Help

The EPA states that healthy levels of humidity range from 30-55%. Humidity levels below 30% are too dry and levels over 55% make things too moist. Humidity isn’t just wet, though – it holds heat. This is why a humid day of 70 degrees will feel hotter and more uncomfortable than a dry day at 70 degrees. Some of the problems that can develop in your home from excessive humidity are:

  • Mold, mildew and fungi development
  • Warping of wood products, including flooring
  • Rot
  • Increased allergy issues
  • Destruction of paper products, including photographs, and fabrics

Whole home dehumidifiers remove the excess moisture from the air before it can circulate within your AC system and through your home. As such, one of the most important ways a dehumidifier helps your AC is by taking the extra work load off your AC system. In turn, this allows your AC to operate at normal levels instead of stressed ones. A dehumidifier also helps reduce energy usage. Again, it takes work to remove humidity from your home, and if your AC has to remove it all, the AC will have to work harder, thereby using more energy. Problems with discomfort are always an issue when it comes to excess humidity, and achieving a better comfort level indoors is another benefit of whole home dehumidifier usage. Excess moisture combined with air conditioning can make your indoors feel cold and clammy instead of cool and dry; a dehumidifier helps you avoid this kind of discomfort.

If you’ve been looking for a way to beat the heat without breaking your budget, it may be time to consider installing a dehumidifier. Our professionals can help you with all your air conditioning needs, so call us today!

Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality in Asheville, NC

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Many people think that pollution is only a problem outdoors. This could not be less true. In fact, there is a pretty good chance that the concentration of pollutants within your home is actually higher than it is outside. Luckily, there are many ways in which you can improve the quality of the air that your breathe in your Asheville, NC home. Call Comfort Central today to schedule the indoor air quality services you need to boost air quality in the place you live.

One major way that indoor air quality is reduced is due to ductwork that is in poor condition. If you use a forced air distribution system when heating and cooling your home, it is necessary to keep your air ducts in the best condition possible. Not only does this allow you to heat and cool your home more efficiently, saving money in the process; it also allows you to keep from circulating airborne pollutants throughout your entire home. If your air ducts are loose fitting or damaged it is possible for pollutants to be pulled into them then distributed throughout every room of your house. Professional duct sealing services can prevent this from occurring.

Improper humidity levels are another way in which air quality in your home can be compromised. Too much humidity can lead to uncomfortable, stuffy air, peeling paint or wallpaper and even the promotions of mildew and mold growth. If your air is to dry you may notice dry, itchy skin, splitting wooden fixtures and an increase in annoying electric shocks. Rather than use a portable humidifier or dehumidifier to address this issue, consider the installation of a whole house humidifier or dehumidifier in your home. This is a great, effective way to restore proper humidity levels throughout your house to improve indoor air quality.

Another way that you can keep unwanted pollutants out of your home is by improving insulation and air sealing your home. Contact us today for more information about these services. Boost energy efficiency while also keeping dirt, dander and allergens out of your home.

For more information about the great indoor air quality products and services available in your area, call Comfort Central today. We can help you boost air quality in your Asheville, NC home.