Monthly Archives: October 2015

HVAC Service: Dehumidification System Comfort You Can Feel

Appalachian Refrigeration offers Lennox dehumidifiers
Appalachian Refrigeration, Marion NC offers Lennox de-humidifiers

I bet you’ve been to Aunt Zelda’s house and found it hard to breathe because of the nearly overwhelming moldy fragrance permeating every room. Or maybe your own business or home feels stuffy, has water stains on the walls or ceiling. Time for a dehumidifier! Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating in Marion, NC, recommends the Humiditrol® Whole-Home Dehumidification System for improved indoor air quality because its patented technology helps maintain optimal moisture levels throughout your entire home or business. We are your local, expert heating and air conditioning service company, specializing in all your HVAC needs.

What if your home or business is kinda-maybe too damp? You could buy a hygrometer, use it maybe once to measure the amount of moisture in the air, and then buy a small dehydrator for the basement, hoping for the best. Chances are it will be inadequate. Or you could do it right and call our technicians for a professional moisture assessment. We will measure the moisture in several rooms of your house or business in order to give you an accurate report.

A lot of people think that a portable dehumidifier designed for a single room will work on the whole house if the door is left ajar. Wrong! It’s kind of like hoping that a small desk fan will cool the other end of the house from your bedroom. They just don’t work that way. Also, if you buy a smaller unit in hopes of saving money by using it for the entire house, be aware that it won’t last as long as a unit designed for the correct amount of space. You’ll end up spending more in the long run than choosing a properly sized dehumidifier.

If your home or business has too much moisture, you probably already know it because of that mustiness you can almost taste, or water marks on the walls, floors or ceilings. Maybe you have mold that returns even after you clean it with fungicide-based cleansers. It’s stinky, frustrating, and can become dangerous to your health if the mold continues to grow. However, you have a reliable company to turn to for answers. We’ll be happy to check it out for you, to be sure. Our HVAC technicians are experts and know how to improve indoor air quality with a properly sized dehumidifier. Our whole-house (or business) units tie in directly with your existing heating and air conditioning systems. Located in Marion, NC, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is here to serve you!

HVAC Service: Whole-Home Power Humidifier: Your Answer to Dry Homes This Winter

Whole-Home Power Humidifier
Appalachian Refrigeration offers Lennox  Whole-Home Power Humidifier

You know the old trick from grammar school of scooting your feet across the carpeting just so you can zap your younger sister right in the top of her ponytail-parted hair. I bet you’ve even zapped someone at work! Static electricity is more prevalent in the winter because cold air is drier than in the summer. It’s why you get chapped lips and itchy, dry skin. For new construction or upgrade projects, chances are your home or business needs a humidifier to improve the indoor air quality, ultimately increasing the health value of the working environment. Located in Marion, NC, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating offers HVAC, heating and air conditioning service. We can help you choose the right whole-building humidifier.

Give us a call to discuss the Healthy Climate® Power Humidifier. It attaches to your furnace or air handler and adds moisture to air moving through the duct system. A built-in fan allows the unit to circulate humidified air even when your heating system is not in operation. Although some people use small, portable humidifiers, they don’t offer a lot of moisture control and you have to always keep an eye on the water levels. By contrast, whole home or business humidifiers put water vapor into the duct work so humidity can be monitored and controlled by your thermostat just as it regulates temperature.

The benefits of installing a whole-system humidifier include general health improvements. Viruses such as those that cause the flu and common cold thrive in dry environments. Wintry, hacking coughs flare up in the winter, a direct correlation to respiratory sensitivity to dry air. Our sinuses and bronchial passages need soothing moisture in the winter to help alleviate and prevent allergies and asthma symptoms. Help with a humidifier!

The building itself and your furnishings will thank you for installing a humidifier. Dry air can damage wood floors, furniture, artwork, and even electronics. Protect the whole building with a humidifier!

Did you know that humidifiers actually save you money? Yep, it’s true. Dry air feels colder, so you end up turning up the thermometer. Humidifiers make the rooms feel warmer at lower temps. What’s not to love about it? Give Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating a call today. We’ll help you get the indoor air quality you need with a humidifier that will attach to your existing heating and air conditioning system. Our HVAC service technicians are experts and can do the job right the first time.