Posted on:
7. 6. 2020

All About the Aprilaire DeHumidifer

Written by: Metro Air

Cooling & Heating installed by Metro Air Heating & Cooling

Is the humidity making you feel sluggish and uncomfortable? Midwest summers are humid and finding a way to combat it can get tricky. Our solution is the Aprilaire Dehumidifers are a wonderful way to reduce the humidity in your home and keep you comfortable all season long. Aprilaire dehumidifiers are full of benefits. They will:

-Protect: they reduce humid conditions, which helps protect your furniture, your home’s structure, and other belongings from warping, rot, or mildew. They can also reduce condensation that can cause peeling in your walls and wood

-Improve indoor air quality: these machines help reduce the growth of allergens like mildew and mold, which contribute to poor air quality, unhealthy breathing conditions

-Get rid of musty smells: Dehumidifers can help get rid of musty odors caused my humidity in the air

-Hinders dust mite growth: Dust mites love damp environments, so adding a dehumidifier to your home can help reduce their growth and help minimize dust mite allergic reactions

-Enhance comfort: they get rid of sticky, clammy air that contributes to sweaty and uncomfortable feelings

The Aprilaire dehumidifier comes with a 50-year warranty and comes in various sizes. They are available in sizes that offer dehumidifying in crawl spaces, small basements, or homes, or in spaces as large as 5,200 to 7,200 square feet.

Our experienced team of technicians will take a close look at your home and its specific layout and offer our recommendations on which dehumidifier is right for you. Contact us today for more information.

Posted on:
6. 30. 2020

Controlling Humidity

Written by: Metro Air

There is no doubt about it: Midwest summers are humid. Humidity in the home can make you uncomfortable, sluggish, and sweaty. In extreme cases, it can even cause damage to your home, including mold growth or warped flooring. If you are looking for ways to reduce humidity in your home this summer and keep it more comfortable, here are some helpful tips.

#1: Get rid of excess moisture.
Cooking, bathing, and showering are all necessary parts of day to day living, but if you don’t have the proper items installed in the home to remove moisture from the air, you will be left in a humid, hot space. Make sure to install exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms and use them regularly. Also check to make sure your dryer vent is set up to direct humid air outside. Otherwise, it could recirculate warm air that’s full of moisture right back into the air.

Dehumidifers are also a great solution. The Aprilaire Dehumidifer comes with a 50year warranty and offers some incredible benefits including:

-Improving healthy by reducing mold, bacteria, and viruses that thrive in humid environments
-Reducing asthma and allergies
-Reduces summer utility costs and increases comfort through reduced humidity
-Reducing/eliminating damp and musty-smelling basements

#2: Upgrade your AC system.
Dust mites and mold thrive in humid environments. A quality, energy efficient air conditioning system can help dehumidify the air and make your home comfortable all summer. We are a proud Factory Authorized Dealer of Bryant air conditioning systems and offer several system options for varying budgets. Some of our most popular models include the Bryant Legacy Line, Preferred Series, and Evolution Series. These air conditioners save energy and can help provide the reliability you need to combat hot, humid Minnesota summers.

#3: Make sure your cooling system is maintained.
Preventative maintenance on your AC machine goes a long way. Not sure when the last time you had your air conditioner tuned up? Staying on top of preventative maintenance to ensure all parts are working at peak efficiency is important. Our experienced HVAC technicians will clean air filters and coils, check current draw on the fans and compressor, and ensure that there are no other issues that are standing out as potential hazards or problems.

Metro Air Heating and Cooling has been serving customers around the Prior Lake area for over three decades. We are committed to helping customers breathe clean air, and that starts at home. Contact us today for more information.