Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dehumidifiers’

The Problems of Both High and Low Humidity

Monday, September 12th, 2022

We offer service to install, repair, and maintain whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, so we’ve seen first-hand the difference these devices can make for homeowners. Here in New Orleans, people are often more focused on dehumidifying their homes during the summer months, but low humidity can present serious issues as well during the winter.

This isn’t a question of humidifier vs dehumidifier in Covington, LA—many homeowners have both installed to give them complete control over their indoor humidity. With the power of a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier, you can find the right balanced humidity any day of the year.

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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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