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Is a Whole-House Dehumidifier Right for You?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

dehumidifiers-homes-comfortableIt’s been another hot summer here in the Inland Empire, and it’s also been a surprisingly muggy one. High humidity isn’t unknown in our part of the world, but it’s gotten significantly worse in the last few years, and while a good air conditioner can address the problem in a crude fashion, that’s not the best way to get the job done. A whole-house dehumidifier makes an excellent addition to your HVAC system: helping your air conditioner as well as your home in general. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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Humidifier or Dehumidifier: What’s the Difference?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_20144812We have to deal with both dry air and humid air here in Riverside, CA. Both can cause problems in your home, and we’re usually so focused on keeping our temperature controlled that we don’t stop to think about them until they’re upon us. But while temperature control in your home should always be the first priority, humidity levels bear watching too. Depending on the time of year and the specific conditions, either a humidifier or a dehumidifier will be able to help you out.

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Fight the Summer Heat with a Dehumidifier

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summers in Redlands, CA can get extremely hot, as most people who live here know. But we can also be caught off guard by those muggy summer days, then the humidity can be overwhelming. The Inland Empire is a dry part of the country, which is why high humidity levels can catch us by surprise so often. But you can be ready for the moisture with a whole-house dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system. How does it work? Let’s break down the basics.

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Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

We live in the desert here in Fontana, CA, which means we don’t usually think about excess humidity. But the Inland Empire has its share of muggy days, which can make your home feel like a sauna, and while your air conditioner can handle some of that, it’s not set up for such duties and can often struggle when there’s an excessive amount of moisture in the air. A whole-house dehumidifier can be the perfect solution, not only for restoring your home’s comfort levels, but for helping your air conditioner handle the load a little easier and lowering your monthly bills in the bargain. But how can you tell if your home needs a dehumidifier? Every household in the area is different, but you can usually spot a few signs that can clue you in.

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How do Dehumidifiers Help My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Riverside, CA is traditionally a very dry city, but high humidity has been more and more of a problem in recent years, as we’ve seen with our unusually muggy weather this summer. That has an impact on your air conditioning system, as well as creating significant indoor air quality problems for your home. The solution may be a whole-house dehumidifier, designed to pull the excess moisture out of the air and give your hard-working AC a break. How do dehumidifiers help your air conditioner? We have a few details below.

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3 Benefits to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Riverside, CA residents must constantly battle against the quality of our air, especially in the summertime when dust and pollution can be serious concerns. Indoor air quality matters as much to your home and quality of life as a good air conditioner does, and the more steps you can take to improve it, the better your home will feel. This can involve anything from improved air conditioning filters to UV germicidal lights to whole-house humidifiers. The specifics depend on your individual needs, but the goals are the same regardless. Here’s a list of 3 benefits to improving indoor air quality that you should consider when looking into these systems.

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Choosing the Right Indoor Air Quality System

Monday, April 27th, 2015

While we believe that everyone deserves to breathe clean air, but we also know that it’s difficult to ensure the quality of air in your home. Unfortunately, the indoor air is often even more polluted than the air outside your home. Any dust or airborne allergens have no place else to go, and they end up recirculating in the rooms and through the ducts. While you should have a filter in place for your air conditioning system, these usually are not effective enough to eliminate the most harmful contaminants from the air. So what can you do to improve the air quality? Here are three suggestions for supplemental systems that can make your home a healthier place.

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