Residential Air Quality

Dehumidifiers & Humidifiers

How to Tell If You Need A Humidifier or Dehumidifier in Your Home 

It might be hard to believe that dry air is a problem in Michigan. Although during the winter heating season, especially in older homes, parched air can become an issue. Air that’s lacking in humidity can cause numerous health problems and can even create structural damage to your home. It’s also an important aspect to monitor if you have a newborn, as they already tend to suffer from dry skin. If you’re not sure what signs indicate that your home’s air is too dry, look for these symptoms that you may need a humidifier:

  • Bloody Noses 
  • Cracked Lips 
  • Dry & Itchy Skin 
  • Static Electricity 
  • Trouble Breathing 
  • Warping Wood & Cracking Paint 

If you have an air conditioner in your home, the unit will dehumidify the air as it cools. However, in order to keep your indoor air as comfortable and pure as possible, that might not be enough. Especially during the humid summer months in Michigan, a dehumidifier is key to keeping your air quality healthy, as well as preventing moisture damage to your home. Signs that your home needs a dehumidifier include:

  • A Damp Basement 
  • Condensation on Walls & Windows 
  • Musty Odors 
  • Visible Mold or Mildew Growth 
  • Cupping Floors 

How Can You Tell If Your Humidity Control Equipment Needs Service? 

It can be hard to tell when your humidity control equipment is in need of some attention. Since the equipment is installed onto your heating or cooling units, it’s often an “out of sight, out of mind” situation. However, during the winter heating season, a humidifier breakdown can create an uncomfortably dry home environment – plus, if it breaks, it can become another expense tacked onto your already higher electric bill. Keeping an eye out for indicators that your humidifier needs maintenance can save you time, money, and prevent discomfort during harsh Michigan winters. Signs that your humidifier needs service include:

  • Water Isn’t Flowing to the Humidifier 
  • No Water is Exiting the Drain Hose 
  • Fan Won’t Turn On 
  • Strange Noises 
  • Water Leaks 
  • Humidistat Doesn’t Work 

In the summer months, in order for your dehumidifier to combat the wet heat that often comes along with the summer, it needs routine attention to ensure consistent performance. Paying close attention to maintenance warning signs can keep you from dealing with an expensive replacement, as well as poor indoor air quality. Some indicators that your dehumidifier needs attention include:

  • The Tank is Leaking 
  • Tank Won’t Fill Up 
  • Frozen Coils 
  • Fan Not Running Smoothly 
  • Humidity Will Not Reach Set Point 
  • It Won’t Shut Off 
  • Strange Odors 

Services We Provide for Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers 

Just like any other part of your HVAC system, your humidifier or dehumidifier needs routine inspections and service to ensure optimal performance and prevent breakdowns. Whenever your heating and cooling systems are running, your humidity control devices are operating as well, causing wear that could eventually develop into larger problems if ignored. We strongly recommend you schedule an annual inspection for your humidifier and a bi-annual check-up for your dehumidifier.

There are also additional services THC can provide for your humidity control systems. We can perform the following for your humidifier:

  • Clean or Replace the Filter 
  • Inspect and Clean the Orifice 
  • Evaporator Pad Replacement 
  • Check Humidistat and Valves 
  • Verify the Unit is Level 

For your dehumidifier, the proper care and maintenance can create a sustainably healthy and comfortable environment in your home. We suggest allowing a THC technician to perform the following:

  • Draining and Descaling the Unit 
  • Cleaning the Water Collection Tank 
  • Removing Buildup From Air Intake and Exhaust Grilles 
  • Replacing the Filter 
  • Defrosting the Unit 

THC Can Install a New Humidifier or Dehumidifier in Your Home 

When it comes to installing a whole-home humidity control system, doing the job yourself can result in a plethora of issues that could cost you precious time and money. If size, unit type, and proper installation technique are not customized to your home’s individual needs, the equipment will not operate properly. Our certified technicians are trained to ensure that your new humidifier or dehumidifier is not only correctly installed, but functions effectively to provide the air quality you deserve. New system installations by THC typically take only one day, meaning you can enjoy clean, pure air as soon as possible.

Let Us Take Care of Your Home's Humidifier and Dehumidifier Needs 

Don’t settle for low-quality indoor air, in your home of all places! Let us help you with a quality humidifier or dehumidifier solution from THC today! From routine maintenance and repairs, to custom installs, our team of skilled technicians can provide you with reliable and efficient humidity control that will help you breathe easier. Schedule your appointment now to get started.

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As certified HVAC professionals, we take great pride in providing quality solutions for your home’s technical air quality needs. We go beyond just furnace and A/C installations, to provide you services that give you a better quality of life. Breathing in clean, pure air is essential to your health and well-being, so if the air quality in your home is less than optimal, let us help you. Protect your home and family from indoor air pollution through an indoor air quality solution from THC today! Click the button below now to schedule your appointment.