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A Whole Home Dehumidifier Increases Summer Comfort

Anyone who spends the summer in Central Indiana knows all about the high humidity here, which can make hot days feel even more unpleasant. To help prevent mold and mildew in the home and avoid dampness, many of us already have one or more portable dehumidifiers running full time. These workhorses often run 24/7 from early spring until well into the fall.

But if the humidity level in your entire home seems excessive, there may be a solution to your problem – a whole house dehumidifier. Imagine how much relief you could feel with a dehumidifier that draws excess moisture from the air in every room in your home, not just certain areas such as the basement.

At Star Heating & Cooling, we offer a full range of indoor air quality solutions for Fishers and Indianapolis homeowners, including the installation of whole house dehumidifiers which connect directly to your HVAC system to service your entire home. To learn more about the benefits of whole home dehumidifiers, or to make an appointment to have a unit installed, contact the heating and cooling professionals at Star today.

Whole House Dehumidifiers from Carrier

Installing a Performance Whole-House Dehumidifier from Carrier helps keep the indoor relative humidity at a constant level throughout the summer to increase your family’s comfort. You may even find you won’t have to keep adjusting the temperature on your thermostat to feel comfortable, so your air conditioning bills can stay under control.

If you feel that controlling the humidity level in your basement is all that is needed in your home, there’s also a Carrier installed dehumidifier that works only in the lower level. Both sizes of the whole-home and the basement models have permanent, reusable filters for convenience and economy, and both can be incorporated into your existing units – even ones with zoning systems. Or, if space is an issue around your HVAC system, the Carrier Performance whole home humidifier is self-contained so it can work independently of the rest of the system.

The 1095 model can remove nearly 12 gallons of water per day from the air, while the more compact 1070 model can remove up to 8.75 gallons per day. These durable and hard-working dehumidifiers have user-friendly controls, almost silent operation, and are backed by a five-year parts limited warranty.

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Whole House Dehumidifier?

Many of our customers often ask us what the benefits of having a whole house dehumidifier installed in their Indianapolis home. Here’s what we tell them:

Protecting your home from excess moisture

Too much moisture in your home’s indoor air supply can cause a number of problems, including mold and mildew growth, which can damage your home and lead to health issues. When humidity levels creep above 60%, it can also cause water damage on your floors and walls, paint to bubble and furniture to warp.

Reducing energy bills

When the humidity is high, it causes your air conditioning system to work harder and stay on longer to keep your home comfortable, which increases your monthly energy bill. A whole home dehumidifier will help your air conditioner cool the home more quickly.

Improving comfort

It’s hard to get comfortable inside a home with high humidity, especially when you’re trying to sleep at night. High humidity levels prevent sweat from evaporating as quickly, causing you to feel sticky while disrupting your body’s natural cooling cycle.

Healthier air

Drier air leads to a healthier indoor environment. An indoor humidity level between 30 to 50 percent can prevent viruses, bacteria, and common allergens from thriving. Drier air is healthier for family members who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Installation of a whole house humidifier can also prevent mildew and mold growth, as well as cut down on pests and dust mites, which prefer surroundings with more moisture in the air.

Contact Star for Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Have we sold you on the benefits of having a whole house dehumidifier installed? If so, give Star Heating & Cooling a phone call if you live in the Marion County or Hamilton County area in Indiana, and we would be happy to price the whole home dehumidifier that is best suited to your needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services.