We all know how humid it can get in Chicago during the summer. You feel sticky and uncomfortable. But, humidity is not just an outdoor thing. Your home can be an uncomfortably humid environment too. 

Worse yet, high indoor humidity is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria – mildew, mold spores, and dust mites – that can harm your family’s health. It is reported that people who live in homes struck in high humidity get sick more often and their health is poorer.  

Beyond the personal discomfort and potential health issues, high humidity and poor ventilation also take a toll on your home. Not just the stuffy, moldy smell but serious issues like mold and mildew spreading inside walls, floorboards creaking and bending, peeling paint, and warped woodwork. In addition, condensation on windows, walls, pipes, and air vents start to cause structural damage. Older homes are particularly prone to holding excess moisture because they may not be well insulated. Even newer constructions in the Midwest run the risk of damage from frequent freezing and thawing.  

You can’t put a price on your family’s health but repairs to your home can be significant. Humidity ruins your health, your home, and your budget!

The Dehumidifier Solution.

You can immediately lower high humidity in your home with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers reduce moisture in the air by using a fan to suck HOT air into the compact unit, cooling the air as it crosses refrigerated coils, and expelling the excess water into a drain.  

Portable Dehumidifier and Whole-Home Alternatives.

When it comes to dehumidifiers, there are portable and comprehensive dehumidifier options available for your home.

You can find portable dehumidifier units in most big-box retail stores and online. These units can usually be wheeled into a room, controls set for the desired performance level, and the humid air in that area is successfully treated and neutralized. But these portable units do nothing for the rest of your home.

The most effective and comprehensive solution to reduce humidity throughout your home is a system that attaches to your home’s central heating and cooling system. Performance level is usually set at the thermostat that controls your central heating and air conditioning. Since air is a whole-house matter, many experts believe that the ‘best’ solution is a dehumidifier attached to your furnace, as it improves air quality throughout your entire home.   

The professionals at Flader Plumbing and Heating can help you determine the right state-of-the-art dehumidifier that best fits your home’s needs.

We Help Homeowners

Flader Plumbing and Heating is uniquely suited to assist you in determining the solution that best fits your home and family’s needs. We’ve been serving your neighbors and our community for over 100-years and 4-generations. 

The Flader Difference

Only Flader Plumbing and Heating delivers:

  • The most responsive service – 24 hours/7 days a week.
  • Personal attention from certified and licensed technicians.
  • Only the most dependable equipment and parts. 
  • Money saving Maintenance Agreements.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed.


Flader Plumbing and Heating only recommends equipment, models, and brands proven to have the fewest problems and service calls. We specialize in:

Comprehensive Services

Whether you’re adding a humidifier, replacing your water heater, furnace or central air conditioning, or cleaning and servicing your air quality system or sump pump, we are knowledgeable and the experts in delivering the service you need.   

Flader professional technicians arrive on-time, listen, answer your questions, recommend the right solution, and deliver as promised. Our technicians average 15-years of experience and are EPA certified.   

Expert service, quality parts, and satisfaction guaranteed. That’s the package you deserve. Don’t compromise. Call us at 847-491-6980.

Doug Flader

Doug Flader, a fourth-generation leader at Flader Plumbing & Heating Co., upholds the company's long-standing tradition of excellence. While continuing to provide top-quality plumbing and heating services to Libertyville, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills, Doug proudly takes care of his community by supporting local youth programs around the Chicagoland area.

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Flader thrives on exceeding expectations of our residential and commercial customers.  We deliver cost effective solutions for homeowners and businesses.  Our Service Centers in Evanston and Libertyville are ready to serve.  Call us today at 847-491-6980.

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