Every Home Can Benefit From a Humidifier

February 18, 2019

Is low humidity a problem in your home? It is an issue for many homeowners, and there are a number of great reasons for every home to have a whole-house humidifier or room-based humidifiers installed. Lower Energy Costs in Houston has many clients throughout the region who want to lower their energy costs. We often recommend humidifiers as a tool that many people overlook. Relative humidity makes a difference in how you perceive temperature. With a proper humidity level, you can lower the thermostat at least several degrees and perhaps even more. That can make a significant difference over a season. Greater Comfort Your home will feel warmer at lower temperatures. A humidifier makes it easier to get to the desired temperature. The temperature throughout the home will feel more evenly distributed. In addition, humidification makes it easier to breathe and helps avoid dry skin and other winter-related inconveniences. Better Health It is not just about comfort; it is also about your health. A humidifier can make a big difference for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or other breathing issues. Doctors often recommend humidifiers for this very reason. Additionally, germs don’t flourish as well in the moist air, which...

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HVAC Systems and How They Work

February 9, 2019

One of the most commonly misunderstood household terms is “HVAC.” While most people are aware of the connection between an HVAC system and their home’s heating and air conditioning, few understand exactly what comprises the system or how the system operates. Simply stated, the HVAC system serves the function of regulating the heating, cooling and humidity levels of a single room or an entire building. The letters in the convenient acronym represent the words “heating,” “ventilation,” and “air conditioning.” Types of Heating and Cooling Systems There are several types of HVAC systems. The most common is the split system. The name is derived from the fact that part of the equipment, the air handler or furnace, is located indoors and part of it, the air conditioner or heat pump, is outside. This is what a homeowner normally thinks of as central heat and air. A slight variation of this is the hybrid split system. This type is becoming increasingly common. Hybrid split systems feature an electric hybrid heating system, which can ultimately lower heating costs. A packaged system consists of contained heating and air unit that is located within the house. This type of unit is preferable for use in...

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Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor for You and Your Home

January 16, 2019

has been serving Houston and the surrounding areas since 1969. We are a full-service HVAC company that handles everything from new installations to maintenance and minor repairs. We even offer a Gold Club that helps our clients save significantly over the long term. Excellence in customer service is everything to us. Not every company takes the same approach, however. There are certain steps that you should take to ensure that you’re treated well and that you get excellent value for your money. Seek an Established Contractor When hiring an HVAC contractor or any contractor, it’s in your best interest to choose companies that are well-established in their communities. You get can get burned by a fly-by-night outfit. On the other hand, you can have confidence that a company serving Houston for five decades is going to stand by its work and be there for you even after you’ve paid. How Well-Regarded Is the Contractor? How well respected is the contractor with your neighbors and even online? Look to associations as well. We’re proud to be an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and to have maintained an A+ rating. also has an excellent track record on Angie’s List and...

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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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