A home humidifier attached to the return duct with a bypass connection to the supply hot air duct.

Balance Humidity with Whole-House Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers

If you’ve ever been stuck outside on a warm, humid day, you remember how uncomfortable it can be. This can also happen to your indoor air, with unbalanced humidity levels capable of affecting your health and well-being. If you’re dealing with too much humidity or not enough, your sense of comfort won’t be complete unless levels are back in check. Thankfully, you have access to exceptional humidity control solutions.

Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers are strong enough to add moisture to or extract moisture from your home’s indoor air to reach ideal levels of 30-60%. Mark Allen provides both humidifier installation and dehumidifier installation in Bethel Park so it’s easy to secure quality service and equipment that can reach a more complete sense of comfort. Ask about a free quote for humidity control equipment installation by giving us a call at 412-381-2500 today.

How Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Function

It can be harder to maintain comfortable humidity levels if the local climate is especially humid or arid. Additionally, heating and cooling cycles can further affect how much moisture is floating around. Whole-house humidity control products reverse the impact of these outside factors. The operation of humidifiers and dehumidifiers are fairly similar, with the main difference being where the moisture is sent.

With humidifiers, water is evaporated by warm air just before it reaches the HVAC system. Dehumidifiers operate in reverse, cooling humid air so it converts back into liquid moisture. Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are installed near the HVAC system’s ventilation so that it evenly distributes moisture across your home or commercial property. It contains a plumbing connection so that it has easy access to water or drainage.

Whole-house humidifiers are integrated into to the property’s plumbing system for a continual supply of water it can convert into humidity. A few designs use the furnace’s blower motor while others feature their own fan system for evaporation.

Conversely, dehumidifiers include a condensate drain system to make sure extracted moisture is properly expelled. It could be sent to a reservoir tank or be sent right into your sump pump or sewer line. When draining into a tank, it will need to be regularly emptied.

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What Are the Advantages of Installing a Humidifier/Dehumidifier?

Depending on what type of humidity control system you will need, an effective whole-house system can provide multiple benefits to your sense of comfort, such as:


  • Protects belongings from drying out: Releasing humidity into dry air benefits everything indoors, not just yourself. As an example, it helps prevent wood furniture, cabinetry and flooring from drying out, which may cause splitting or cracking.
  • Offers relief for allergy symptoms and skin irritation: Arid conditions can aggravate coughing and sneezing as well as rashes and other symptoms of dry skin. Humidifiers supply consistent relief to anyone struggling with skin or sinus issues.
  • Lessens risk of various illnesses: Sufficient humidity in the air can help keep people breathing easy by keeping their sinuses from drying out. Dry, inflamed sinuses won’t be as capable of keeping illness-causing bacteria and viruses at bay.


  • Eliminates conditions for mold/mildew spores: Warm, humid air is a comfortable environment for a variety of microorganisms and even pests. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier helps keep mold, mildew and dust mites from taking root in the hidden corners of the property. For extra support when dealing with microbes, try a UV Germicidal light.
  • Stops wood rot and water damage: Humid air can devastate a wide range of materials inside, like wood furniture and flooring or even paint. They are more likely to warp or rot from the inside because of excess moisture.
  • Clears out musty odors: Once mold and rot are growing indoors, they can emit unpleasant odors that are difficult to get rid of. Stabilized humidity keeps your indoor air smelling clean and fresh.
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Keep Humidity Levels Perfect with Support from Mark Allen

Need to make your HVAC system more effective and efficient while also resolving humid/dry air issues? Mark Allen is happy to help with first-rate humidifiers and dehumidifiers! With our friendly and expert installers in Bethel Park, we make it easy to maintain the perfect humidity levels indoors.

Receive a free quote for dehumidifier or humidifier installation in Bethel Park by giving us a call at 412-381-2500 today.

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Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. Mark Allen considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.