Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Strong an Air Filter Does My Home Need?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

If you’re asking this question, it’s because you want cleaner and healthier air inside your home, and you know you have powerful options available. Although your HVAC system comes with an air filter, it isn’t designed to clean the air but protect the interior of the HVAC cabinet components. An actual air filtration system that provides cleaner air requires experts to integrate the filters into the ductwork. 

Filters come in different strengths, depending on how strong the weave is. The stronger the weave, the smaller the particles the filter can trap. And therein lies the tricky part: a filter can be so strong that it not only traps particles, it ends up blocking airflow. If you put in too powerful a set of filters, your HVAC system won’t be much good to you. In fact, the thick filter will lead to damaging it. 

You won’t need to worry, however, when you have our experts to assist you. We know how to find the right indoor air quality solutions for homes. 

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Fall Is a Great Time to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 25th, 2021

During fall, we often talk about the best ways our customers can prepare their homes for winter. This means scheduling maintenance for the heating system and considering whether or not to replace an aging system. 

But fall is also a good time to make another important improvement to your house: make the indoor air cleaner and healthier. You can have our professionals make indoor air quality improvements to your HVAC system that will make a difference in the air you and your family breathe daily.

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Why Humidity Can Be a Problem for Your Home

Monday, September 27th, 2021

High humidity is often just a way of life in New Orleans. During cooler months, humidity can feel welcome, but during most of the year it’s a nuisance. You may not realize it, but when the relative humidity rises above 60%, it creates a set of problems inside your home. It goes beyond making a hot day feel hotter. 

We’ll take a look below at how high humidity creates problems in your house. But don’t worry, it isn’t all bad news. We have solutions! Hang on until the exciting finale… 

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Can My AC Help with the Humidity?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

A place like New Orleans deals with intense humidity during the summer months. As anyone who has ever had to endure a humid summer day knows, it can be pretty miserable having to deal with high temperatures and high humidity. It’s not because the humidity makes the day hotter—no matter the relative humidity, a 90°F day is still 90°F. It’s that humidity makes the day feel hotter. The moisture in the air makes it more difficult for the human body to expel heat through perspiration, and this traps heat inside the body. Humidity is basically like putting on a coat during a heatwave!

But you’ve got a good central air conditioning system in your home, so at least that will take care of the problem, right? Well, yes and no. An air conditioner can help you cool down, but it doesn’t actually help with humidity. We’ll explain more below.

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