The Cost of Using Dehumidifiers in the Summer!

air conditioning service near Garner NCAre you still unsure whether or not a dehumidifier is right for you? Do you think you need a dehumidifier,but still aren't sure if it's worth the cost and effort? Most homeowners will select a unit that requires very little set up beyond plugging it in and ensuring that there is a hose that leads to a bucket or a floor drain connected to the unit. Overall, controlling the humidity in your home is a relatively easy process.

However, what does this humidity control actually cost you and is it really worth the investment? What do dehumidifiers even do? The HVAC professionals at Choice Heating and Air Conditioning can help. Here is the breakdown of what this technology will cost you and the benefits it provides for your home and your health. For quality air conditioning service near Garner NC, call Choice HVAC.

Let's start with the basics. What does a dehumidifier actually do and why are they important?

  • Dehumidifiers remove the excess moisture from the air in your home.
  • They allow you to keep your home in the the ideal humidity range of 30 to 50 percent.
  • Lower humidity prevents the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Allergens like dust mites fail to thrive in low humidity.
  • Low humidity means your home smells better. No more musty odors.
  • Precious or delicate antiques? Thin wood veneers can warp in high humidity, damaging these goods. Old papers and card stock can draw moisture and mildew.
  • Excess moisture in the air can cause the evaporator coil in your air conditioning unit to freeze. This may do severe damage to your unit.

Dehumidifiers are also worthwhile if you experience moisture on the walls of you home, water spotting on your ceilings or walls, moisture on the inside of your windows or excessive mold growth in your shower.

So what can you expect to shell out for a dehumidifier? Well, first you need to know what size unit you need. Determining this is as simple as knowing how large the room is that you intend to put the dehumidifier in. Experts recommend that if your room size falls between two units, choose the larger one. The larger unit will run more efficiently than a smaller unit that is just trying to keep up.

Once you have determined what size dehumidifier you need, you can expect to spend between $40 and $70 for a single small room unit, while a living room sized dehumidifier can run between $100 - $250. Small basement sized humidifiers range from $150 - $400. Larger basements can require up to an extra large unit that will start at $800 and can be as much as $1,200. Whole-home dehumidifiers will average $1,000 to $2,500. Additional features like digital displays, auto-shut off, and built in hygrometers can add to the price tag of your unit. Ensure that you are choosing a reliable brand and that your unit has the Energy Star seal. Homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $12 - $420 a year to operate their dehumidifier depending on its size and how often you utilize it.

Affordable Air Conditioning Service Near Garner NC And More

Have more questions about installing a dehumidifier in your home? Ask your Choice Heating and Air Conditioning representative. Our professional team of HVAC technicians can help you understand how adding a dehumidifier to your current home comfort system can save you money on your energy bills.

If your energy bill has been increasing it may be time to have your air conditioning system cleaned, serviced, and inspected. Call Choice Heating and Air Conditioning of Garner today to schedule your service appointment. Don't wait until your system stops working!

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