Dehumidifier Installation Services in Blacklick, OH

If you want a home that’s healthy and comfortable throughout the summer, there’s one important factor you should consider in addition to your home cooling system. That factor is humidity.

When Central Ohio weather heats up during the summer, it usually comes with an increase in humidity. Blacklick Heating & Cooling offers a wide range of dehumidifiers and dehumidification systems that can be installed directly into your existing HVAC unit to work with your central AC for your Columbus, OH area home. We’re a proud partner of Aprilaire® for Indoor Air Quality products! Schedule dehumidifier installation with a team who cares, and that’s us at Blacklick Heating & Cooling!

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How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

A dehumidifier is an Indoor Air Quality product that extracts moisture from the air to lower humidity levels in a home. Both whole-house and portable dehumidifiers work by extracting the humid air over cold coils and forcing the humidity to condense into water droplets that accumulate in a basin attached to the device or system — or directed down a floor drain a hose. Portable dehumidifiers must be emptied manually. However, most whole-home dehumidifiers have a pipe, drain, or hose connected to the unit for worry-free convenience.

For high humidity, dehumidifiers lower and regulate the humidity in the air in a home or building. They can be used for single rooms, apartments, whole houses, or large commercial areas like swimming pools and storage warehouses. The type of dehumidifier you’d want for your home is going to depend on your preferences, budget, and the size of your home. Although we highly recommend getting a whole-home humidification system to sustain ideal indoor humidity levels, there are various options to choose from.

When to Use a Dehumidifier

In general, dehumidifiers are essential during warm, rainy weather and the humid months of summer. If your home or any part of it has a humidity reading of more than 50%, we suggest having one installed or using an existing dehumidifier that’s functional. We can take a reading or multiple readings throughout your home, if necessary, to figure out the level of humidity. Most smart thermostats include sensors that can take this reading as well. 

Signs it’s time to invest in a dehumidifier:

  • Insects
  • Rotting wood
  • ‘Stuffy’ or ‘clammy’ rooms
  • Mold and mildew growth on walls
  • Dark or wet spots on ceilings or other surfaces
  • A musty smell in specific areas of the home
  • Condensation on the inside of windows
  • Warping wood floors or furniture
  • Water stains on ceilings and walls
  • Increase in allergy symptoms
Indoor Air Quality

Blacklick Heating & Cooling Presents:

A Homeowner's Guide to Dehumidifiers

Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifiers will help make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient while protecting your home's assets. The Aprilaire dehumidifier includes a dedicated drain which means there is no messy water tray to empty. Yearly filter cleaning or replacement makes maintenance simple. Here are a few Aprilaire models we carry:


Aprilaire 500 Humidifier in Troy, OH

Aprilaire 1830W

The Aprilaire Model 1830 Dehumidifier is a high-capacity solution that helps you achieve total comfort through humidity control. It is installed as part of your home's HVAC system. 1830 pulls air from every room in your home through the return ducts. Then, it removes the moisture and sends dry air back throughout your home. It works in conjunction with your air conditioner to efficiently balance the humidity levels in your home. Still, it can also work independently on days when you don't need the air conditioner.

Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier in Troy, OH

Aprilaire 1850

The Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier is ideal for dehumidifying your whole home removing up to 95 pints (11.9 gallons) of water per day. It can be ducted to your HVAC system for your convenience, and the control panel can be mounted on the top or side of the unit, so it is easy to access in any location. The dehumidifier has a simple-to-use interactive display, making set-up and use a breeze. The Aprilaire 1850 is low maintenance with no messy trays to empty and simple once-a-year filter cleaning or replacement.

Need a professional opinion? Call Blacklick Heating & Cooling now! (614) 245-2572.

Benefits of a Dehumidifier in Your Home

Excess moisture in your home creates perfect conditions for mold growth, allergens, musty odors, and mildew, leading to unhealthy air. Here are a few benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier or purchasing a portable dehumidifier:

Here are 4 Benefits of Owning a Dehumidifer: 

  • Reduce Bad Odors

    Dehumidifiers help reduce odors in the home that can accompany mildew and mold — getting rid of that “musty” or “rotting” smell that’s pungent and can be offensive.

  • Reduce Mold & Mildew

    Mold and mildew are caused by excess moisture in the air and can spread very easily. Mildew can be seen growing on surfaces, while mold can penetrate and grow beneath the surfaces of your household items. They can grow on windows, pipes, ceiling tiles, wood, paper, carpet, upholstery, or even wallpaper and drywall. A dehumidifier is designed to reduce the moisture level in the air by extracting excess water. By doing so, dehumidifiers can help prevent the growth of mold and mildew and improves the indoor air quality of your space.

  • They’re Quiet

    They are not disruptive to your daily life and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.

  • Alleviate Allergy Symptoms

    Common seasonal spring allergy triggers include dust mites, pollen, animal or pet dander, mold, and mildew. Mold and mildew thrive in humid conditions and can cause various allergy symptoms, including sneezing, stuffed or runny nose, dryness, congestion, watery eyes, and itchiness in your eyes, nose, or throat.

    Reducing the humidity in the air with a dehumidifier can help reduce dust or other allergy triggers in the air. This creates healthy indoor air in your home. So no more sniffling and sneezing from spring allergies!

What is Indoor Air Quality?

When you own a home, comfort shouldn’t be your only consideration when it comes to HVAC equipment. When it comes to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality is an extremely important issue as well, and an issue that all-too-often gets overlooked or neglected.

This is often the case because most homeowners feel that air pollution is strictly an outdoor problem. Nevertheless, studies indicate this is false. It turns out the air inside a lot of workplaces and homes is far more polluted and toxic than the air outside. 

The EPA defines Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a building or home and how it relates to the people inside the building or home. In general, Indoor Air Quality has a tangible and sometimes profoundly negative effect on our health in addition to our overall well-being, mood and energy levels.

Indoor Air Pollution

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

With the majority of Americans spending more than 21 hours per day indoors, the air quality inside their homes has more of an effect on them than most people think. If the quality of air in a dwelling isn’t sufficient, it can have a negative impact on health and the home itself. Recent studies actually show the air in a lot of modern homes can be up to five times as toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a wide range of ways of cleaning and purifying it and recycling it. All you have to do is consider how tightly insulated almost all modern homes and workplaces are intentionally made and it becomes obvious why HVAC experts and health officials advise homeowners to consider certain indoor air quality products to use in conjunction with their HVAC equipment.

Because modern dwellings are sealed air tight, if a home has indoor pollution it can get trapped inside and recirculated without proper filtration and ventilation. Then, on top of that, there can be issues with humidity, mildew and mold. More often than not, the use of a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier goes a long way when used alongside a heating or cooling system. Additionally, UV Lights and other air filtration products can benefit a homeowner tremendously.

Otherwise, if air quality is poor, short-term health implications can surface after a single exposure, or multiple times being exposed. Those short-term symptoms can irritate the nose, the eyes, the throat, and the skin. Or, it can cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. In the worst possible situations, officials say, long-term exposure to certain kinds of indoor air pollution can cause heart disease, respiratory illness and even cancer. Because of things like this, testing is essential.

WIth Indoor Air Quality being such a relevant health issue today, we at Blacklick Heating & Cooling advise homeowners to take certain measures to safeguard their health and the health of their loved ones against indoor air pollution. We also recommend keeping humidity in optimal range and regularly having preventative maintenance performed on your HVAC equipment.

Indoor Air Quality

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Blacklick, OH Homeowners

The quality of air in a dwelling is important for more than merely reasons of comfort. Clean Indoor Air Quality is also important for a happy and healthy life. Because the air we breathe is considered the essence of life, poor air quality has a major impact on your family’s well-being and health.

Here are 4 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality:

  • Upgrade Air Filters

    Making sure your HVAC systems’ air filters get replaced on a regular basis is essential for not only indoor air quality, but also in order to get the most out of your system. Furnace filters need to be checked nearly every month during the winter. Additionally, upgrading to a HEPA filter will go a long way at cleaning out the air and improving air quality.

  • Keep Up with Cleaning

    In addition to keeping rugs and carpets clean to improve air quality, including regular cleaning and vacuuming into your regular routine will go a long way in helping keep your home’s air quality optimal. Doing so prevents this stuff from building up.

  • Seasonal Maintenance

    Staying current and consistent with the maintenance on your home comfort systems is essential for comfort and air quality. In fact, being proactive with all HVAC equipment enables it to run smoothly and do its job the way it was designed to do it. Being proactive always pays off in the long run.

  • Get an Air Purifier

    Air purifiers not only improve your air quality, they also help your HVAC system capture free-floating dirt, dust, dander, pollen, and other allergens in your home. This helps your HVAC system make air filters last longer and reduce the stress from poor airflow. They can also kill bacteria, mold and viruses and remove strange odors from the air as well as chemical emissions. Learn more about the iWave-R Air Purifier and the Reme Halo.

Need a professional opinion? Call Blacklick Heating & Cooling now! (614) 245-2572.