We’ve all been there. It’s a hot, humid day with no relief. You feel sticky and uncomfortable. But, humidity is not just an outdoor thing. Your home can be an uncomfortably humid environment too. Worse yet, high indoor humidity is also a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria – mildew, mold spores, dust mites – that can harm your health. It is reported that people who live in homes struck in high humidity get sick more often and their health is poorer.
Beyond the personal discomfort and potential health issues, high humidity and poor ventilation also take a toll on your home. Not just the stuffy, moldy smell but serious issues like mold and mildew spreading inside walls, floorboards creaking and bending, peeling paint, and warped woodwork. In addition, condensation on windows and walls start to cause structural damage. Older homes are particularly prone to holding excess moisture in that they may not be well insulated and ventilated. Even newer construction in the Midwest risk damage from frequent freezing and thawing.
You can’t put a price on your family’s health but repairs to your home can be significant. Humidity ruins your health, our home, and your budget!
The Dehumidifier Solution.
You can immediately lower high humidity in your home by getting a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers reduce moisture in the air by . . . using a fan to suck HOT air into the compact unit . . . cooling the air as it crosses refrigerated coils . . . and expelling the excess water into a drain.
Portable and Full-Home Alternatives.
There are both portable and comprehensive dehumidifiers available for your home. You can find portable dehumidifier units in most big-box retail stores. These units can usually be wheeled into a room, controls for the desired performance level, and the humid air in that area is successfully treated. But these portable units do nothing for the rest of your home.
The most effective and comprehensive solution to reduce humidity throughout your home is a system that attaches to your home’s central heating and cooling system. Performance level is usually set at the thermostat that controls your central heating and cooling. Since air is a whole house matters, many experts believe that the ‘best’ solution is a dehumidifier that is attached to your furnace – it improves air quality throughout your entire home.
Your local HVAC dealer can help you determine the ‘right’ state-of-the-art dehumidifier that best fits your home’s needs.
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If the air condition system in your home is over 8-years old, it’s probably time to think about a replacement. Even if you’ve properly maintained it and it appears to be performing, it’s likely costing you.
As you search for the ‘right’ air conditioning unit, you’ll see and hear the term SEER. What does this mean? And, how does it impact you, your home, and your family?
SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a mathematical computation to gauge how energy efficient a specific air conditioner unit is. The current minimum SEER ratio by Federal standards is 13; the highest I’ve seen is 25. A higher rating is always more energy efficient.
NO Math Here
I’m not going to bore you with the mathematics of SEER ratios. In short, it has to do with tons, BTUs, days in use, and kilo-watts consumed. There’s no high-level math formulas here because it’s really just about value – what it costs to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and the monthly energy costs to keep your home and family comfortable.
It’s about Value
There is a simple balance between the cost of a unit with a high SEER ratio and the operating cost you can expect from that unit.
When you ask your local HVAC dealer for a quote for a new air conditioner, you’ll likely receive 2 or 3 alternatives – each air conditioning unit will likely have a different SEER rating.
Yes, the installed cost of an air conditioner unit with a higher SEER ratio will likely cost more than one with the lower SEER ratio. But, overall, the one with the higher SEER ratio will cost less in monthly energy costs.
For example, the monthly energy budget for an A/C unit with a SEER rating of 23 can easily be about half of one with a SEER rating of 13; the monthly energy budget of a 23 SEER rated unit can be 25% lower than one with a 16 SEER ratio.
In addition to monthly savings, the 23 SEER rated unit is more environmentally-friendly.
How To Choose
Today’s central air conditioning units are incredibly sophisticated machines – far superior to their predecessors. They’re fine-tuned, highly-sensitive operating systems designed with controls and sensors to maximize efficiency.
The ‘best’ solution for your home will depend on a number of variables including how long you plan to live in your home, your climate, how well insulated your home is, your comfort preferences, and your budget.
Your local HVAC Dealer can calculate the annual estimated operating cost of models you’re considering. The ‘best’ one for you is the one that works for your budget, your family’s comfort, and your feelings about the environment.
We Help Homeowners
Whether you’re replacing your furnace, central air conditioning, adding a dehumidifier or clean air system, or cleaning and servicing your system, we are knowledgeable and expert in delivering the service you need.
Look to us for installing advanced, state-of-the-art high-efficiency Armstrong Air furnaces and Air Conditioners. Superior quality equipment and Trained Certified Technicians – we’re the Team that truly delivers for you.
Reliable and Trusted
We’ve been serving homes in your neighborhood for years with prompt, dependable, and reliable service that meets the highest standards. Experience counts! Your neighbors rely on and trust us to treat them ‘right’.
Your neighbors rely on us for advanced products and expert service. We make the HVAC updating and maintenance process as stress-free as possible. We’re just a phone call away.