When moisture levels rise, your home may be on the verge of critical humidity levels that invite discomfort, mold buildup and other allergens like dust mites and mildew. Using a dehumidifier can solve these issues and regulate moisture levels for your property.
Nashville Whole House Dehumidifier Services
At Hoffmann Brothers, we provide Nashville area residents with exceptional dehumidifier installation and repair services, as well as maintenance services included with our Home Protection Plan.
Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is important to the health, comfort, and productivity of your family and employees. Keeping the humidity of your home or business low and consistent will not only help everyone’s comfort, but it can also help prevent mold growth, control dust mites, and decrease allergy symptoms. A dehumidifier can help accomplish this – especially during hot, humid Nashville summers.
What Does a Dehumidifier Do?
As the name suggests, a dehumidifier is built to dehumidify or remove moisture from the air. By doing this, it promotes the regular flow of dry, cool air.
Considering the high humidity of Nashville, particularly in the warmer months, a dehumidifier can come in handy and provide a number of benefits for you, your family, home, and business.
Air that feels “wet” retains heat better than dry air does, so a home or business with lower humidity levels will:
- Feel cooler
- Provide energy and cost savings because you won’t feel the need to crank the air conditioning
- Keep you comfortable rather than sticky and sweaty
- Prevent mold growth
- Avoid musty smells
Types of Dehumidifiers
Homeowners may be interested in a whole-house dehumidifier to battle the mugginess of Nashville summers. However, they are not the only ones. Business owners may need a dehumidifier to keep their customers comfortable in restaurants and shops. Or some may depend on consistently low humidity levels to keep their product(s) and equipment safe. For these circumstances, they should consider the following:
- Commercial dehumidifier
- Garage dehumidifier
These dehumidifiers can help improve indoor air quality and prevent or mitigate the effects of poor IAQ. The EPA lists the following health effects from indoor pollutants as:
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
- Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
- Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer
FAQ’s About Dehumidifiers
If your home or business feels dry, you need a humidifier to add moisture to the air. If your home feels almost damp, you need some of that moisture taken out of the air and, therefore, a dehumidifier.
It depends on what IAQ issue you are attempting to improve. A dehumidifier and air purifier have one thing in common – eliminating elements from the air that may cause health issues. However, they have different purposes.
A dehumidifier is the best choice for reducing the amount of moisture in the air as well as mold, which needs moisture to multiply. An air purifier is the better option when you want to eliminate allergens and pollutants from the air.
Dehumidifiers work through the following process:
- Dehumidifiers draw air into the unit with a fan.
- The air passes over coils cooled by a refrigerant, condenses the moisture in the air into water that then drops into a waiting water tank.
- The dehumidified air is then reheated and exhausted back into the room.
In a sense, yes. Because air that feels “wet” retains heat better than dry air does, a home or business with lower humidity levels will feel cooler.
Yes! Whether you have a home dehumidifier that needs servicing, repairs, upgrades, or installation, our technicians are trained and ready to provide the services you need.
Resources for Nashville Residents
- Air Pollution Control – The Air Quality Index is reported daily based on monitored levels of the criteria air pollutants.
- Pollen Count –The Pollen Count is reported daily from March 1 until a killing frost in the fall.
- Radon Information
Experience the difference a whole-home humidifier can make for your Nashville area property. Get started today by calling Hoffmann Brothers at 615-515-3015.