AC Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Can My AC Deal With the Summer Humidity?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

desk-fanNobody likes it when the humidity rises on a hot summer day, because we know what that feels like—a much hotter day. The truth is that high humidity doesn’t raise the temperature of the air. What it does is make it harder for our bodies to release heat through our skin. More heat is trapped in our bodies, and so we feel even hotter. Think of humidity as like throwing a blanket around your body on a hot day. Not something you would want to do.

“Yeah, humidity is rough in summer,” you say, “but I’ve got my air conditioner to handle it.”

Except that’s not quite how it works…

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We Can Help You Beat the Upcoming Allergy Season!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Beating allergy season—which is on its way—can be done in multiple ways. For example, vacuuming your house more often eliminates much of the excess dust that triggers allergy and asthma problems.

An HVAC contractor also has ways to protect your household from allergy attacks. The HVAC system circulates air through your house, and it can be a source of the spread of germs, dust mites, pollen, dander, and mold spores. With the right indoor air quality equipment in place, an HVAC system can turn into a force to stop allergens. Trust our comfort pros to find the best way to make your home healthier this spring.

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Dry Air Can Be as Bad in Your Home as Humid Air

Monday, October 7th, 2019

desert-landscapeDuring the summer, high humidity can make the hot weather dreadful. And everyone knows this. A dry heat is much better. Helping to lower high humidity during the summer is why we install whole-house dehumidifiers. If you don’t have a dehumidifier, you’re missing out on better indoor comfort and lower air conditioning bills.

But we’re here today to talk about the other end of the humidity spectrum: when the air is too dry during the winter.

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Can an AC Handle Humidity in My Home?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

man-in-front-of-fanThe humidity levels in Katy during the summer can turn oppressive and sometimes downright miserable. We’ve all experienced those horribly muggy days when 90°F—already some pretty serious heat—feels like 100°F plus too much sweat.

You can’t do much to change humidity levels outside the home; you can only try to reduce its affect on you. But inside your house, you get to be the boss of the climate—as long as you have the right tools and the best local contractor to help with them.

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