Whole home dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, working with your AC system to keep your home comfortable even in the most humid summer months when excess humidity can make it more difficult to breathe and allow mould and mildew to take hold.
Whether you need whole-home dehumidifier repair, maintenance, replacement, or installation, the indoor air quality experts at your local Aire Serv® are ready to help you breathe easy.
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Whole Home Dehumidifier Repair Services
When humidity gets out of control in your home, it can lead to dangerous mould growth. Because your whole home dehumidifier can be connected to your HVAC ductwork, it’s important that at the first sign of malfunction, you schedule repair services.
These are the most common whole-home dehumidifier issues we encounter.
- Won’t turn on or keeps turning off
- Is leaking
- Is producing strange or unusual noises
- Is producing strange odours
Other common issues:
- The set humidity is not being met
- The drain line is clogged or backing up
- The coil keeps freezing
No matter the issue, our service professionals will inspect and diagnose the cause. Repairs may include system adjustments, cleaning, testing, or replacement of parts. To ensure your dehumidifier is properly serviced, we‘ll then test that your unit is working efficiently and safely alongside your HVAC system.
Dehumidifier Maintenance Services
Like all HVAC components, powerful whole-home dehumidifiers benefit from annual professional maintenance.
During a Total Comfort Tune-Up, your Aire Serv service provider will:
- Inspect for loose wiring or parts, leaks, and malfunction
- Test for safety and efficiency
- Clean your filter, coil, exterior, and vents
- Repair any errors or faulty parts
When your whole home dehumidifier has exceeded its life expectancy of 5-10 years (depending on your home dehumidification needs), we offer replacement services.
Aside from aging, your dehumidifier may need replacement if:
- The unit’s efficiency or performance has significantly declined
- Your indoor air is stuffy or allergy-inducing
- There’s continuous condensation built-up on your windows
- You notice a musty smell or mould spots in your home
- Your wall paint is blistering or peeling
Before replacing your unit, we’ll make sure these issues are actually a result of a failing whole home dehumidifier, or a concern with any connected ductwork or HVAC system.
We can also discuss upgraded system options as needed.
Whole Home Dehumidifier Installation
Interested in maintaining better indoor air quality with HVAC dehumidifier installation? Our service professionals can help you select your unit by testing your home humidity level, measuring your interior square footage, considering your local climate, and inspecting your HVAC system setup and operation. Sometimes it’s perfectly acceptable to set up a whole-home dehumidifier that stands alone separate from the ductwork, and sometimes it will be more advantageous to integrate the unit directly into your ductwork via a return air duct and supply air duct. We’ll then secure the unit to your HVAC system, test it, and make any needed adjustments.
Our installation services are usually completed same-day.
Find Installation, Replacement, and Dehumidifier Repair Near Me
Improve the quality of the air you breathe with help from Aire Serv. We offer reliable and efficient whole home dehumidifier services throughout Canada. Request an appointment online or call to get started today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I install a dehumidifier?
Absolutely. Dehumidifiers are key to the fight against poor indoor air quality and potential moisture damage. The best option for most is a whole home dehumidifier, installed either separate from or in line with your existing ductwork. Compared to operating multiple portable dehumidifiers, a powerful whole-home unit reduces overall energy costs, improves the efficiency of your air conditioner, and increases the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Does central AC dehumidify?
Central air conditioners do remove some water vapor from the air during the cooling process, but it’s often not enough to fully protect your home from humidity damage. When outdoor humidity is high during those sweltering summer months, excess moisture can build up inside your AC unit, forcing it to work harder to keep your home cool.
How much is a whole home dehumidifier?
Most whole home dehumidifiers will cost anywhere between $1,200 to $3,000 for the unit itself, not including installation costs. Cost will differ depending on the unit model, size, type, and warranty. If your whole home dehumidifier is connected to your HVAC system, system adjustments or additional duct installment may increase labour costs as well.