Conquer seasonal moisture challenges with a high-capacity dehumidifier. At Vernon The Heating & Cooling Specialist, we install specialized air quality products, and we provide a complete range of maintenance and repair services to customers in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
Whole-House Dehumidifiers for Washington Area Residents
As one of the five largest urban centers in the United States, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area is a beautiful place to live and work. However, the region is prone to oppressive humidity during much of the year. Additionally, daily household activities generate up to 25 pounds of excess water vapor, which only makes matters worse.
Humidity control is an integral part of the HVAC sizing process. Equipment that's too large cools the air too quickly, which can make your home or business feel cold and clammy. As moisture builds up, you may notice condensation and air quality problems related to dust mites, and biologic particulates. If these issues sound familiar, a whole-home dehumidifier can resolve the root cause by keeping moisture levels between 30 and 50%.
Dehumidifier Installation Options
Dehumidifiers work just like central air conditioners except they use a heat exchanger to return the air to its original temperature. Whole-house dehumidifiers can be installed in your attic, crawlspace, or utility room depending on the configuration of your ductwork. In most cases, these products are connected to bypass ducts that deliver dehumidified air directly into your HVAC system and living spaces.
Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Dehumidifier
Many consumers use portable dehumidifiers to remove excess humidity in the spring and summer. These compact units collect a limited amount of moisture from a limited area. However, they're often noisy, and the collection bucket must be emptied regularly. On the other hand, whole-house dehumidifiers can remove up to 90 pints of water vapor daily. Check out some of the advantages.
- Whole-house models drain excess humidity outside your home automatically.
- Dehumidifiers can prevent condensation on windows and hard surfaces.
- Moderate humidity can prevent your home from feeling sticky or clammy.
- Dehumidifiers are ideal for controlling biologic particulates, dust mites and allergens.
- These systems let you adjust the relative humidity digit by digit.
- Recommended humidity levels can mitigate a variety of air quality concerns.
Dehumidifier Service and Maintenance
Dehumidifiers contain many of the same components as central HVAC systems. Although maintenance requirements are minimal, these systems may need routine tune-ups or repairs to prevent breakdowns. If mechanical issues develop, our service technicians can determine the source of starting difficulties, ice buildup or drainage problems, and we'll perform any necessary repairs.
Our experts have worked with homeowners and businesses in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, VA, Rockville, Bethesda, MD, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. Our NATE-certified techs are HVAC experts delivering superior customer service, repair, and maintenance. You have our 100% satisfaction guarantee on the services performed. We're available for your calls 24/7 and provide service in hours, not days. Call Vernon The Heating & Cooling Specialist to schedule dehumidifier service or to request a free estimate.