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Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Benefits of a Dehumidifier for your Whole Home

Having a dehumidifier in your home can help you to have a more pleasant living experience. It can remove the moisture and humid air in your home. During the summer months, you may notice that your home starts to feel damp and humid. By investing in a dehumidifier you can reduce the amount humidity that is in the air of your home. This allows you to have nice, breathable air, that also makes your home comfortable.

Dehumidifier can lower humidity

The humidity can also cause an issue for the home growing mold and mildew. When the home is warmer than normal, you will notice that there may be an increase in asthma and allergic reactions. Exposure to any mold and mildew in your home can cause health related issues. When you install a whole home dehumidifier, you can help get rid of the mold and mildew potential. You can also help reduce a musty odor in your home when you have a dehumidifier. Any surrounding fabrics, furniture, or walls can also absorb the musty smell.

Better Air Quality

Sometimes the high humidity can also lead to condensation in the home. When you use the shower or bath, it can lead to condensation starting to form. As condensation starts, you may see steaming in the mirrors or windows. Over time, this can cause damp patches on the walls or wood that warps. By keeping your home at the proper humidity levels, you can help prevent this from happening. Having a whole home dehumidifier can also help improve the air quality in your home so you can breathe easier. Improving the air quality also means reducing the amount of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that are in the air. If you have questions regarding your dehumidifier, or purchasing a new one, contact us. Keeping the air quality the best it can be is always important for you and your family.

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

You will want to have preventative maintenance done for your air conditioner before the hot humid summer heat arrives. If you are not sure when the scheduled maintenance should be done, it is always advised to contact us. When we inspect the air conditioning system, we can also check the filter for it at the same time. As we do so, we can advise you when the filter should be inspected, cleaned, and replaced. Some factors can determine how often a filter is changed. If you have pets or animals in the home, you will want to have it changed on a more frequent basis. This is because pet hair and dander can get into the air of your home easily. If anyone in the home suffers from pet allergies, you will need to change the filter often.

We can also inspect the internal parts and components of the air conditioning system. These should always be in efficient working order. If you notice any odd noises or sounds coming from it when it operates, make sure to contact us. Ignoring these issues can only result in the system having further damage in the long run. Other parts will start to wear and have issues as well. You may start to notice when there is an issue with the system, based on the monthly energy bill. As the parts fail, the air conditioner may start to work harder to make up for that, resulting in it operating longer.

Always remember to have the ductwork inspected and cleaned as well. If there is a build up of debris and dirt, it can affect how the air flows through it. This can make it difficult for the cool air to reach some rooms in your home as well. If you notice hot or cold spots in the home, make sure to contact us as soon as possible and we can look at the system for you.

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

To help get your air conditioner ready for summer, you will need to start with regular maintenance now. This will improve the efficiency of the air conditioner for the upcoming months. By following routine maintenance, we can inspect the system and check the parts as needed. Remember to contact us if you are not sure when specific tasks should be performed. We can inspect the parts and components as needed, and notice when a part should be repaired or replaced for the system. Doing so will also help prolong the life of the air conditioner system.

One of the most important tasks to remember is to have the filter changed. The filter is designed to capture and collect any dirt and dust from the air in your home. Make sure that the filter is the correct size for your air conditioner. Ones that are not correct will cause the air conditioner to work at greater strain and power. They will also be less efficient when they operate. When the filter needs to be changed, certain models of programmable thermostats can alert you do this. The filter should be checked on a regular basis, and changed on a schedule. This schedule can be a result of any dusty conditions in the home, or if you have pets.

Another part of the air conditioner system that needs to be inspected are the evaporator and condenser coils. When these become full of dirt, it can reduce the airflow and efficiency of the unit as well. Also make sure that the area is free of any foliage or debris buildup. This could mean sticks, leaves, grass clipping, or dirt should be properly removed from the exterior. If you are not sure how to clean the condenser coils and unit, make sure to contact us. This way we can inspect the coils for any debris or damage to them. Also remember to cut any plants or flowers back so they do not interfere with the airflow of the unit.

Good Air Quality for your Home

Good Air Quality for your Home

When you are in your home, you will want to make sure that the air quality is the best that it can be. This is important to everyone in your home, especially if someone suffers from allergies or asthma. Depending on your household, you will want to change the filter on a more frequent basis. This happens if you have pets, several people in your home, or if someone uses tobacco products. The filter will need to be checked regularly to ensure it is clean. When recommended, it should be changed as well. We can advise you when this should be. Having a new air filter helps keep the air in your home clean.

Remember to never operate the air conditioner without a filter. Doing so can cause the internal parts and components to become worn and strained. It can cause them to wear out sooner than they otherwise should as well. Choose a filter that is the correct size for the air conditioner. Making sure that it is will help it to be efficient and run properly. We can recommend what type of filter and advise what size is needed for the air conditioner. Some programmable thermostats will alert you for when a filter should be changed. This helps to maintain the system, while also keeping the air quality in your home the best it can be.

Also remember to check the ductwork in your home as well. Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can build up in the ductwork system. If you notice the system no longer being efficient as it operates, the ductwork can be clogged. Make sure to inspect it and have it cleaned if it is needed. Also remember to contact us with anything you notice out of the norm when the system is operating.

Have you been Living with Hot Rooms and Cold Rooms in your home?

Have you been Living with Hot Rooms and Cold Rooms in your home?


If the above line is true, Hibersense may be right for you. Here at K & S Heating and Air, we are one of the first ten dealers in the United States to sell Hibersense. This new technology is able to provide you comfort to each room of your home, when you desire it. Make sure that if you have any questions about your HVAC system or options, to contact us. We can advise you on the options that you have, and what is best for your home. If you notice that your regular heating and air conditioning system is no longer working efficiently, make sure to look into the option of Hibersense for your home.

The Hiber Sensors can track data such as the temperature, humidity, light, and air quality for each room of your home. By monitoring the climate of each room, you can help to stay comfortable and healthy. This system also can have vents that help the system operate efficiently. The Hiber Vents can help adjust the airflow for each room of your home. This also helps to ensure that the rooms are at the perfect climate and temperature. This helps any empty rooms from being over-conditioned in order to make other rooms of the home ideal.

The HiberHub is another important feature of this system. Here, the system can efficiently control the HVAC unit to help ensure that the temperature is at the ideal amount you have programmed in. It also helps to make sure that the HVAC unit is operating correctly, which also helps extend the life of it as well. When it operates efficiently, parts and components do not wear down as quick. The app will also help you to adjust and control the different climates in your rooms and home. Over time, Hibersense can learn your schedule and preferences for each room. This will help keep the home as efficient and comfortable as possible.

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is… Continue Reading

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier

Keeping the Air in your Home Clean with an Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe in is important. There are several pollutants in the air that can trigger asthma or allergy symptoms for a person. When you have an air purifier, you can help to reduce these issues and breathing problems. Some asthma triggers can include dirt, dust, dry skin, household cleaners, pet dander, and… Continue Reading

Having a Programmable Thermostat

Having a Programmable Thermostat

When you have a home HVAC system, you will always want to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Having regular maintenance will help the parts to last as long as possible. It will help to keep them efficient and in the best condition. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done,… Continue Reading

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