Will Air Conditioning Remove Humidity?

September 12, 2018

We get asked this question a lot at Custom Comfort Air: Will air conditioning remove humidity? The short answer to that question is, “Yes.” An even better answer is, “Yes, it should, as long as your system is working correctly and sized appropriately for your home.” If there’s one thing that folks in the Rosenberg, TX area always complain about, it’s the humidity! Let’s take a closer look at this topic, so you’ll see what we mean. How Air Conditioning Zaps Humidity All air conditioning systems — from a full-blown central air HVAC system to a window unit — are designed to lower humidity. An air conditioner will have an evaporator coil that condenses water vapor (humidity) from the air inside your home. Smaller units will have a pan underneath to collect condensation, while larger systems will have a method for draining the water away from your home or office. The evaporator coil takes care of the moisture and the refrigerant in the air conditioner transfers the heat out. The result is that while your air conditioning blows cool air into the home, it’s also sucking heat and moisture out of your home. Why Removing Humidity is Important Removing humidity...

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Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

August 5, 2018

Your air conditioner keeps you cool and comfortable all summer long, so it’s important to take care of it so it can continue to serve you well. It is also a major investment, and you want to make sure it serves its purpose and keeps humming along smoothly for as many years as possible. And the good news is that there are various things you can do to better assure that’s what happens. Here are some key tips for extending the life expectancy of your air conditioner. Change Filters Frequently Enough One of the simplest yet most overlooked ways to extend the life of your air conditioning unit is by changing the air filter frequently enough according to the recommendations of the filter manufacturer. Also check the filter frequently, and when it looks like it’s dirty enough to be changed, go ahead and change it. Preferably use the highest quality in filters that you can afford. Use as Intended As is the case with various types of appliances and machines, it is important to use your air conditioner exactly as intended by the manufacturer. To get the details on that, read the manuals that come with the air conditioner, and...

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