All homes need humidity control. Connected to your home’s heating and cooling system, a whole-home dehumidifier pulls air from every room in your home through the return ducts, removes the moisture, and then sends dry air back throughout your home. A central dehumidifier is the most efficient and safe way to rid your home of excess humidity!
Portable dehumidifiers treat the air in just one room. Whole-home dehumidifiers treat the whole house!
Whole-home dehumidifiers are located out-of-sight and out of your way with quiet operation, hassle-free maintenance, and up to 4-times more energy-efficiency than the leading portable dehumidifier!
Allergens like molds thrive in relative humidity conditions above 60%, leading to a variety of aliments including asthma, allergies and respiratory infections. Dust mites, the leading cause of allergies, thrive in as little as 50% relative humidity. High capacity whole-home dehumidifiers offer you protection from the spread of mold and other allergens.
It’s easy to identify those hot and sticky days when your home is unbearable without a central air conditioner. But there are also key times of the year when humidity levels are high enough to make you feel uncomfortable, even at moderate temperatures when the air conditioner is not running. Days when:
By using a dedicated whole-home dehumidifier along with air conditioning, you can save energy. The dehumidifier removes moisture from the air while the air conditioner removes the heat. Simply increase your thermostat by 3 degrees, set your dehumidifier to 59% RH, and be more comfortable! Never again over-cool your home to remove moisture from the air.
And best of all, no messy tanks to empty or clean – ever!
We offer a dehumidifier lineup that meets your family’s needs and is suitable for your home. Be sure to ask your Comfort Specialist to recommend a solution that is right for you!
Only a dedicated dehumidifier can effectively reduce excess moisture without overcooling your home – and you!
As a licensed Air Conditioning & Heating Contractor, Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling provides high quality, professional whole-home dehumidifier installations, whole-home dehumidifier replacements, whole-home dehumidifier repairs, whole-home dehumidifier maintenance, and related services for the greater Cook County; including Mt. Prospect, Des Plaines, Palatine and all of Northwestern Illinois.
“It’s not so much the heat, as it is the humidity.”
A phrase that rings true in almost every home. When it’s muggy outside, it’s muggy inside. And excess humidity can make you miserable. You can literally see, feel and smell it:
Without a dehumidifier, excess moisture can cause:
These contaminants can trigger asthma, allergies and other ailments.
“As many as 10 percent of the general population and 90 percent of people with allergic asthma are sensitive to dust mites. Recent studies in the United States suggest that at least 45 percent of young people with asthma are allergic to dust mites.”
-American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Daily activities, such as cooking, cleaning and showering can add as much as 25 pounds of moisture to your home.
Your air conditioner is designed to control temperature, not humidity. You need humidity control to maintain comfortable, healthy conditions in your home.
A whole-home dehumidifier is installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner, or independently as needed, to remove the ideal amount of moisture to solve the above problems. But not so much that your home becomes too dry.
This is done throughout your entire home, using a single, out-of-the-way source—unlike a portable dehumidifier.
Other advantages of a whole-home dehumidifier include:
All homes need humidity control. Call the Aprilaire Indoor Air Quality Specialists at Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling to find out how a whole house dehumidifier can help control humidity year round in your home.