Is Low Humidity a Problem in Your Home?

January 6, 2019

If your family members don’t want to get near you during the wintertime because they are worried about getting a shock from static electricity, it’s just one of many signs that the humidity in your home is too low. Low humidity can cause minor health problems like chapped lips and dry skin and larger ones such as nosebleeds and coughing. It can also warp wood floorboards, create cracks in wood molding or furniture and more. In short, especially with the dry winter air in Rosenberg and surrounding areas, low humidity can be a definite aggravation. Why the Humidity Is Lower in Winter Warm air holds more moisture than cold, and that’s the basic reason why air is dryer in the winter than in the summer. The winter air that is coming in from outside the home is dry and cold, and even the warm air that the furnace creates is dry. The little moisture that exists is quickly absorbed, leaving you with an uncomfortable home, and you’re stuck with the same air because you can’t open up a door or window to recirculate air the way you can in the summer. Whole-House Humidifiers If low humidity is an issue in...

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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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