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The Importance of Reducing Humidity

July 18, 2018
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Whether you or your family members suffer from allergies, or your home has a sordid history with mildew, you’ve probably dealt with the issues caused by high levels of humidity. 

With the onset of the summer months, humidity reaches a fever pitch. The heat results in an increased rate of evaporation, which further results in an increased level of moisture in the air. It doesn’t take long for this moisture to make its way inside—causing any number of preventable problems. If you understand the cycle and adjust your air conditioner settings, you can alleviate problems caused by too much humidity indoors.


Taking Steps to Avoid Excess Humidity Indoors
Too much moisture indoors can exacerbate asthma and other health issues, as well as cause the growth and spread of mildew within a structure. Every horror story you’ve ever heard about mould and mildew is likely true, and this is something that should be avoided. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce humidity:

• Using Air Conditioning Units: Air conditioners work to remove moisture from the air using condensation. It’s important to pay attention to the energy efficiency level of the AC unit. The more efficient the unit, the less moisture it will be able to remove from the air. This may seem like a double-edged sword, but it is possible to strike the right balance. If your central air conditioner is not working optimally, call us in for a tune up and we can also take care of installation if the unit is due to be replaced.


• Installing a Dehumidifier: A dehumidifier is designed specifically to remove the moisture from the air within a contained environment. The machine comes in a number of different sizes and is appropriate for both commercial and residential use. While not used to cool the environment, the dehumidifier can prevent the growth of mildew, prevent musty or unpleasant smells, and reduces humidity at a faster rate than other appliances.


• Improve Ventilation: While opening windows and exposing your home to the outdoors may allow additional moisture into your home, improving the internal ventilation system can have the opposite effect. This helps to increase airflow, and to promote natural dehumidification.


• Reduce Humidity at the Source: You can’t control the levels of humidity outside your home or office premises, but you can shorten showers and use cooler water when washing. This can prevent the introduction of additional moisture into the air in areas that are already susceptible to higher levels of humidity.

If all else fails, it may be time to consider calling in the HVAC professionals at East Side Ventilation.

Struggling with Winnipeg’s Summer Humidity? We Have the Knowledge and Resources to Help!

Protect your home or business from mildew and exposure to unnecessary moisture. Contact our team of highly trained technicians at East Side Ventilation to improve your HVAC system, and beat the heat before it leads to costly repairs. It’s always better to deal with a problem before it starts, and we’re here to help.

Reach out to us and make an appointment for air conditioner repair, maintenance or installation in the Winnipeg area. You can call us at 204-667-8700 or contact us online for more information.
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Simple: ESV is Good, Excellent, Friendly and On time

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Had Chris come to our home and service our LifeBreath HRV. Took the time to explain its normal operations and what was the issue with it. Took the time to point out what was happening with it and what he had to do. Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him and Eastside. Awesome!!!

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value We just had our Furnace and Ducts cleaned and I just had to write up a review on Eastside Ventilation because it was amazing. From Dan D who accommodated a last min date change and set up the appointment to Scott and Paul who did everything right! A quick call 20 min before coming with a heads up. When they got here they introduced themselves right away to me and my wife and even our dogs liked them. They were Quick, Friendly professional, clean, covid friendly and bottom line good guys. Afterwards Scott gave me a recap of what they did what they found and even put in my new filter (one of those ugly accordion ones that take forever) then they both said it was nice to meet us and were gone... thanks guys and thanks Eastside.

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This company did all the ductwork in our home when we built it 18 years go. They also installed our furnace and air conditioner. We hired them because the general contractor (Walter... can't remember his last name, sorry) who we hired to organize the building of our home said they have good pricing and do good work.
Anyway, Walter was right. And because of that, East Side Ventilation has been my go-to company any time I need anything done with my HVAC system for the past 18 years. The staff is professional, friendly, on time, and does excellent work. I highly recommend them. :) In case that loyalty makes it sound like I know them, I figure I ought to mention that I do NOT know the owners or staff on a personal level. It's just that I was really happy with their work when we built our home, and I see no reason to try anyone else and risk being unhappy with the workmanship. Some reviewers have mentioned that they couldn't get an exact quote ahead of time... I'm guessing that's because they bill based on how long it takes them to do the job, and they don't know that until they've done it. And I'm guessing they have enough business that they don't have to spend their time doing free in-home estimates anymore - and frankly, I don't blame them - I wouldn't do free in-home estimates either if I had enough business to avoid having to waste time on that. In any case, I've never worried about their pricing because like I said, they do good work and they're honest.

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Chris came out to make it possible for our new dryer to be bottom ventilated. The existing hole was not in the right place. We were very impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. He thought outside the box, anticipating issues the dryer installer might have and gave us extra ducting and a different elbow than the one we had. I had asked him to cut the duct flush with the bottom of the dryer, as that's what the installer said the night before, but Chris left it 1/4 inch higher as he didn't think the installer would be able to connect it easily otherwise. The installer came just as Chris was about to leave, and confirmed that it was a good thing that Chris left the extra margin of metal for him. Chris also said he added a brace to the ducting under the floor so that it was more solid than before. Our reno guy, who was also there doing work, took a look at it and said it looked really good. Chris was polite and prompt as well, and the man answering the phone, whom I talked to about 3 times, was always polite and helpful, giving me confidence. I would definitely recommend this company.

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Called East Side. Came down the next day and fixed "immediately". Jason and I believe Manny, thank you so much. There is good service out there!!! Great work ethics, hard to find now days but we sure did. Merry Christmas to you all. Will rebook the cleaning and HRV balancing in January with you! Merry Christmas All. Brian & Debbie

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Great service! Slight mixup in booking initially however when tech came he was quick, clearly knew what he was doing and fixed the issue. Would recommend them.

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Honest quick reliable, I questioned the amount billed and was a little upset that I had to pay for another call due to ordering of parts, however they worked with me, would definitely recommend.

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