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Whole House Dehumidifier Repair, Installation, & Maintenance

We provide repair, installation, and maintenance services for whole house dehumidifiers in the Raleigh, Durham, and Wake Forest area.

Whole House Dehumidifier Repair

It’s always humid in Raleigh, but if you’re turning your thermostat way down and still feeling hot and sticky, you may need whole house dehumidifier repair. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, give us a call!

Whole House Dehumidifier Installation

A consultation is essential before installing a whole house dehumidifier. Since they integrate with your existing HVAC system, we take time to assess your specific needs, talk about your budget, and find a solution that works best for you.

Whole House Dehumidifier Maintenance

We offer maintenance plans for your entire HVAC system, including your dehumidifier. Increase the lifespan of your dehumidifier and avoid costly repairs by signing up for our annual maintenance plan.

Symptoms of High Humidity in Home

Mold

There are three things that mold needs in order to grow: moisture, darkness, and food. The wood and sheetrock in your home are food for mold. And your home is full of dark crevices and spaces, like behind walls and in crawl spaces. So the only real way you can combat mold is to remove moisture, and keep humidity below 60%.

Wood-Destroying Pests

Just like other animals, wood-destroying insects need water to live. Crawl spaces in North Carolina are notorious for bringing in warm, moist air and then trapping that moisture. This creates condensation and even pools of water in your crawl space, which can attract wood-destroying insects. Getting your crawl space clean and dry helps deter wood-destroying insects.

Wood Rot

Wood rot occurs when enough moisture is retained in the wood, whereas bacteria is able to start eating and destroying it. This is why lumber created for construction needs to be dry – so it won’t rot! When you allow moisture to build up in your crawl space, you’re letting it infiltrate the wood, which can lead to wood rot.

Uncomfortable Air

It’s that feeling when the air is thick and heavy, making it hard or impossible to cool off. When you’re hot, you sweat. And that sweat slowly evaporates into the air as moisture, taking heat with it and cooling you down. But when there’s a lot of moisture in the air, your sweat doesn’t evaporate as fast, so you feel hotter and sweatier. Dehumidification removes moisture from the air, allowing your sweat to evaporate.

Smells & Odors

Foul odors are often associated with moisture and humidity. These smells can bleed through walls into other spaces, at times causing rooms or the whole home to reek!

Health Issues

Smelling mold and mildew means that it’s in the air and getting into your body. People can quickly develop sinus and breathing problems and can even be hospitalized! For those who have asthma or other respiratory issues, dehumidification is a must.

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Whole House Dehumidifier FAQ

What Is the Cost of a Whole House Dehumidifier?

The cost to install a whole-home dehumidifier ranges from $1,500 to $3,500. This depends on factors like home size, existing HVAC, budget, etc. To find a more accurate estimate, it's best to get a consultation.

How Long Do Whole House Dehumidifiers Last?

The average lifespan is 8-15 years. The key to achieving all 15 years is maintenance. We offer a maintenance plan to help with your dehumidifier and other HVAC equipment.

How Much Electricity Does a Whole House Dehumidifier Use?

It depends on the number of pints it pulls.
Here are some averages:

  • 30-pint system uses 300-400 watts
  • 50-pint system uses 400-500 watts
  • 70-pint system uses 600-700 watts

 

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Whole House Dehumidifier?

You should expect to spend $11-$25 each month. This is highly dependent on the pint size of your dehumidifier, your existing HVAC, and your home habits (if you leave windows and doors open, it will cost more).

Do I Need a Whole House Dehumidifier?

Maybe - but if you live in North Carolina, the answer is likely yes. In Raleigh, NC, the humidity can be extreme and having a larger system to remove that humidity is way more effective and efficient than a smaller, portable dehumidifier. So if you are looking to properly control the humidity in your home, a whole house dehumidifier is the best option.

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Whole House Dehumidification Brands

 

Santa Fe & Aprilaire

We install Ultra Aire dehumidifiers (owned by Santa Fe) and Aprilaire dehumidifiers. Both brands are ENERGY STAR© Certified, which means that the device runs efficiently, saves money, and has outstanding performance. Additionally, both brands provide great warranties: Santa Fe offers a 6-year warranty and Aprilaire offers a 5-year warranty. Across the industry, the standard is only 1-2 years.

Santa Fe gave Casey Services a shoutout for highlighting one of their systems in our video series about building an energy-efficient home!