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Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers in Butler County, PA

You’ve heard it a million times: “It’s the humidity, not the heat.”

This old saying calls out the fact that humidity levels are the main reason we feel discomfort in the summer. High humidity is certainly nothing to get excited about. It makes you sweat right after getting out of the shower, keeps you up at night, and makes everything feel muggy and too warm. Likewise, low humidity is just as bad as a problem by drying out your throat and skin.

We can’t change the humidity outside of your home, but we can on the inside thanks to humidity controllers. Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers are your solution. We at Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can have them installed in your HVAC system so that you can start living in complete comfort. Contact our team to learn more!

Contact us today to get a free estimate on installing humidity control devices. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home.

The Humidity Index

We commonly blame "humidity" for our problems, but that’s not entirely correct. We can’t get rid of humidity. Instead, what we focus on is regulating humidity levels.

The relative humidity index places the air between 0% and 100% humidity, with 100% representing air completely saturated with water. For our purposes, we want the humidity to sit at 45%. This is shown to be the ideal humidity for all purposes.

General symptoms of low and high humidity levels include:

  • Discomfort and lowered immune systems.
  • Growth of mold and mildew.
  • Warped or cracking wooden furniture.

Fix Dry Air with a Humidifier

When your air is too dry in your home, what you need is to increase the humidity. You may have experimented with this in the past by purchasing a portable humidifier. After filling them with water, they shoot the occasional burst of mist in order to raise the humidity levels in the room.

With a whole-house humidifier installed by our team, you won’t have to worry about refilling the water tank, nor will you have to buy a separate humidifier for every room of the home. These systems are installed in your HVAC system and integrated with your thermostat, capable of detecting humidity levels and making adjustments accordingly.

Regain Comfort with a Dehumidifier

All the benefits of a humidifier are nearly the same for a dehumidifier. You won’t ever need to deal with the frustration of using a portable device ever again. At most, you’ll simply need the occasional dehumidifier repair.

The best dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, thus helping decrease the risk of mold and mildew growing in the warm corners of your home. Not only that, but you’ll just feel better when humidity levels are back to a normal range. A dehumidifier will take the edge off of a hot summer and get you feeling a couple degrees cooler.

Installation Requires a Pro

Installing a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier involves integration with your existing HVAC system. That means you won’t want anyone but a Butler County HVAC pro doing the installation and maintenance for you. Not only can an amateur damage your humidity controller, they might even damage other equipment, such as your ducts (one of the common reasons for disconnects in the ductwork is from amateurs carelessly traipsing through the attic!).

Skip the risk and contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We’ll get you set up with best humidifier or dehumidifier and even give it the necessary repairs and maintenance.

Grandma Ellie's Club

Maintenance Program

Did you know that being a member of Grandma Ellie's Club can save you money and extend the life of your system?
  • 20% Discount on HVAC repairs and Special Discounts on Plumbing
  • One day replacement
  • Inflation protection
  • Priority customer status
  • Agreement is transferrable
  • Lower utility bills
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Extended equipment life
  • Never an overtime charge
  • Fewer repairs
  • Improved safety