Atlas AC Repair, LLC

Austin – Dallas – Fort Worth – Houston – San Antonio

Whole Home Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier Bundled With Install Cost Homeowners $3,800.00

Dehumidifier Bundled With Install Cost Guide

One of the most cost-effective ways to install a dehumidifier is to have it done when you have your HVAC system replaced. The install teams are already on site and in the system, so the installation is much faster at this time. 

  • Dehumidifier Bundle With Install – $3,800.00
  • Total With Out Bundle – $4,900.00
  • Bundled Savings – $1,100.00

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Dehumidifier Overview

The dehumidifier package includes a ducted AprilAire E100 Dehumidifier. The E100 is capable of removing 100 pints of moisture from the air each day, contributing to a much more comfortable indoor environment. When you bundle this purchase with a system install, the dehumidifier package costs you $3,800.00, saving you a total of $1,100.00 from its standalone pricing of $4,900.00.


Temperature control is all about maintaining a comfortable and consistent indoor environment by increasing or decreasing the temperature. The thermostat is the brain, sensing the temperature and comparing it to your desired settings, if there is a difference between the two; a signal is sent to the system, the system turns on. Created for the sole purpose of removing the muggy feeling from the indoor environment, dehumidifiers have a large impact on the comfort level of an indoor environment.


The magic lies in how we perceive temperature. Higher humidity makes the air feel warmer. This is because sweat evaporates less efficiently in humid environments, leaving us feeling sticky and uncomfortable. However, with each 5% decrease in humidity, you can raise the thermostat by about 1 degree and still maintain the same level of comfort. This is because drier air allows for better sweat evaporation, making your body feel cooler even at slightly higher temperatures.

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Dehumidifier Installation

The best way to install a whole-home dehumidifier in Texas is to connect it to your central HVAC system. That way, as the Aprilaire is working, the drier air is able to run throughout your central ductwork to dehumidify your entire home properly. There are a few different ways to install an Aprilaire dehumidifier.

Option 1) Attic Installation

There are a few different ways to install an Aprilaire dehumidifier. However, one of the most common applications is for horizontal HVAC systems found in the attic. One of the ideal ways to install a dehumidifier in this setup is to attach a new duct to the return ductwork of the central HVAC system. From there we would run the duct to the dehumidifier. After that we would run another duct from the output air of the dehumidifier to the return plenum on the furnace. The distance between these two ducts needs to be around 6 feet apart.

Option 2) Attic Installation

There are times when it is not practical to run the ducting from return to return like in the example above. It could have to do with the type of existing ductwork or simply not enough space. So a good alternative is to run a duct run from the return plenum to the dehumidifier and the output air to the supply plenum. As long as all the supply ductwork is sized correctly, this can be a great solution.

Option 3) Closet Installation

Installing an Aprilaire dehumidifier in a closet next to a central air conditioner can be a bit tricky. Many times, in Texas, there is no room to add it inside the closet, leaving the only option to install the dehumidifier in the attic. Not only that there are not very many options to try to tie a new duct run to the return air underneath the furnace. So normally, when we install a dehumidifier to a closet furnace, we run a new return air duct in your home, then attach it to the dehumidifier. From there, we run a new supply duct directly into the supply plenum and connect it to the E100.

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Atlas AC Repair primarily uses Carrier as our flagship AC system for new installations.  We use Carrier as our leading brand because 1) we needed a product that everyone knows and trusts in San Antonio, Austin, and DFW and 2) the more volume we run with Carrier, the lower our prices become, and we can pass those savings on to you.  Carrier also does a great job covering all spectrums of air conditioning and heating, from cost-effective 14 SEER systems to the high-end 22 SEER AC systems.  Carrier can handle any AC and heating solution you are looking for.


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