Dehumidifier Installation & Repair in Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin is notorious for its harsh winters and uncomfortable summers. If you’re always turning up the air conditioner and still feeling hot, there’s a good chance that your home has too much humidity. Improve your home’s indoor air quality with a whole house dehumidifier. Our HVAC technicians can install, repair or maintain a wide range of dehumidifiers, from desiccant humidifiers to heat pump dehumidifiers.
Installing or retrofitting a dehumidifier may seem like a big commitment at first. However, the benefits that a dehumidifier provides can be worth your investment:
4 Reasons to Install a Whole House Dehumidifier
Resistance to Pests & Mold: Small insects, dust mites and mold love warm, humid environments. Installing a dehumidifier can help improve your health and your home.
More Efficient Cooling: Humidity can make us feel warmer than the temperature actually is and turn up the air conditioner more than we should. Lowering the humidity level saves energy and brings back the comfort.
Structural Soundness: Excess moisture can cause rust, warped wood and mold growth in the walls when left unchecked. Maintain balance and keep your home together with a dehumidifier.
Easier Breathing: A healthy respiratory system needs moderate levels of humidity. Having too much moisture can lead to worsened asthma, allergies and other breathing problems. A dehumidifier can help you breathe in comfort again.
Types of Dehumidifier
There are many types of dehumidifier to choose from. To help you get started, here are two main types.
Desiccant dehumidifiers use a non-toxic drying chemical (usually silica gel) that traps moisture and removes it from the air. The dehumidifier contains a wheel of desiccant material that rotates as air passes through it. The air exiting the wheel is dry. Any remaining moist air is vented outside. Desiccant dehumidifiers produce the driest air of any dehumidifier and can stand colder temperatures than a refrigerant dehumidifier.
The refrigerant, or refrigerator-style, dehumidifier takes in warm humid air, cools it with a refrigerant, dehumidifies it, warms up the dry air over a heating element and then releases the air using a fan. Refrigerant dehumidifier units contain a collection tank for the condensed moisture. The fan turns off when the tank needs emptying. Refrigerant dehumidifiers work the best in warm temperatures with high moisture levels.
HVAC tip: If you already have a heat pump, you can use it as a dehumidifier. Hartlaub’s HVAC technicians service heat pumps too!
We Do More for Your Wisconsin Whole House Dehumidifier
With or without humidity, we understand the importance of comfort and good indoor air quality in your Wisconsin home. That’s why you can count on Hartlaub for fast, reliable and high quality service. We’ll send you an HVAC technician profile so you know exactly who is coming and when. Our technicians also offer flat rates for the work so you’ll never be surprised at what you’re going to pay. At Hartlaub, we do more.