Will Air Conditioning Remove Humidity?

July 14, 2018

Anyone who has spent time in a hot and muggy climate knows that being exposed to the hot weather is one thing, but having to endure hot and humid air is altogether worse. Hot and humid air can make it seem difficult to breathe. It also has the awful effect of intensifying the heat we feel. This is because the warm moisture in the air sticks to our skin and enters our lungs, making our sweat evaporate less readily. When hot air is dry, it can just pass over us with less effect on our body temperature. But humidity delivers a “sticky” kind of heat that’s so much more unpleasant. Will Air Conditioning Remove Humidity from the Air? The simple answer to this question is, yes, an air conditioner will remove moisture from the air. This is why we call your AC unit an “air conditioner” and not just an air blower. If your AC did not remove moisture from the air then it would just be a big fan that’s channeled through your home. How It Works Your AC unit removes moisture and heat from the air using a condenser coil or condensate array. This device exploits the tendency...

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How Candles Affect Indoor Air Quality

July 10, 2018

We love our home fragrance. Candles are especially loved for their decorative look, wonderful smell and romantic glow. According to The National Candle Association, more than 80 percent of Americans use fragrance in their homes. Many consumers don’t realize that along with the wonderful fragrance, candles release chemicals into the air, causing a major impact on your indoor air quality. Candles are created using paraffin wax and petroleum products. In addition, the fragrances candle manufacturers use additional chemicals to create the fragrance. What this all adds up to is burning candles, although smell wonderful release hidden pollutants into the indoor air. You may ask, “candles are polluting the air? But they smell so, so good.” The answer is “yes,” they are affecting the air you breathe and could be harming your health! Have Your Candles and Burn Them Too With Healthier Air Quality For most people fragrance is not going to cause any health issues. For others who have asthma, allergies, heart issues or are sensitive to smells may find it uncomfortable to be inside while a candle is burning. They might not even realize it but that constant cough or runny nose or even an irritable mood might be...

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Whats the Difference Between a Heat Pump & an AC?

February 23, 2018

Air conditioner units and heat pumps pump do the same job, but using different methods.  The difference in their approaches directly affects your home, air quality, and comfortability for all. Considering Central Air Conditioning A Central air unit is an inner loop system that circulates air to make it colder. A refrigerant begins the cooling process. The coolant travels through the unit and heats and is pressurized. The inner coil will then release the heated air, and the refrigerant is liquefied. As it evaporates, it uses the surrounding air to cool. Cold air circulates through the vents and duct system through your entire home. Hearing Out Heat Pumps AC units typically are made for climates that remain on the warm end year around. Milder climates may see a heat pump as a more energy efficient choice. Heat pumps are useful all year. They are less complicated than the inner workings of a central air unit. It draws the air from outside and either cool it or warms it, depending on your needs. The air the pump heats or cools is the distributed evenly throughout your home. Knowing The Difference The humidity and year-around temperature in Texas likely makes a central air unit your best choice. You do...

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