JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Dehumidifier’

How Do Dehumidifiers Help Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We live in La Habra, CA, where humid weather crops up surprisingly often. Whenever the humidity levels get too high they can turn your home into a sauna. The excess humidity can increase the growth of mold and bacteria in your home, adding to the risk of an infection in your family, as well as contributing to a clammy, unpleasant feeling as if the temperature in your home is higher than it is.

A dehumidifier can help with those problems, restoring your home to comfort and reducing the growth of mold and bacteria to boot. Even more importantly, they can provide a great boon to your air conditioner, and help it to perform at its absolute best. How so? We’re provided a brief explanation below. (more…)

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We usually think of energy efficiency as a winter affair, with homes in the La Habra area needing to retain heat when the weather drops. But in truth, energy efficiency can take place all year, and with our comparatively mild weather, most people don’t take full advantage of it. You’d be surprised how much you can save when you improve your home’s energy efficiency, and how comparatively simple it is to do with the right service at your side. Here are a few easy ways to do so, and help your monthly budget survive the energy crunch. (more…)

High and Low Humidity Can Affect Your Home’s Comfort

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Here in La Habra, CA, we’ve experienced an unusually muggy summer, which brings the issue of relative humidity to the forefront. We tend to focus exclusively on air conditioning and heating when discussing your home’s comfort, but humidity levels—both high and low—can have an equally large impact. The good news is that systems exist to correct the issue: humidifiers to treat low humidity levels and dehumidifiers to treat high ones. But before you set up an installation session, it pays to understand how high and low humidity can affect your home’s comfort. (more…)

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Indoor air quality refers to the amount of dust, humidity, germs, and other contaminants floating in the air in your home. High indoor air quality means the air is fresh and healthy, while low indoor quality can drastically affect your comfort or even your health. Here in La Habra, CA, we tend to worry about high temperatures in the summer rather than the quality of the air, but in truth, the two subjects go hand in hand. By improving your indoor air quality, you can help your air conditioner do its job more effectively, as well as make your home a nicer place to live in general. Here some effective ways to do it: (more…)

3 Ways a Dehumidifier Can Help My Home

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

La Habra, CA sees its share of hot summers, which is why a good air conditioner is so important to local residents. But while air conditioners tend to address high temperatures, they’re less effective at handling another scourge of summer: high humidity levels. Whenever the relative humidity climbs about 50% or so, you tend to feel a lot warmer than the actual temperature reflects. Your skin gets clammy and your household just doesn’t feel as comfortable as it should. A household dehumidifier can solve a number of problems in that regard, especially when installed by a trained service provider. Here are 3 ways a dehumidifier can help your home. (more…)

Why Would I Need to Use a Dehumidifier?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We have all heard someone proclaim, during a particularly uncomfortable stretch of summer weather, that it is not the heat, but rather the humidity, to be blamed for our discomfort. This is true, to an extent. However, the physical discomfort that you may associate with high humidity levels is actually only one reason why you ought to consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier in La Habra, CA. If you have any reason to believe that your home suffers from a persistent humidity imbalance, schedule service with the pros at JC Mechanical Inc. today. We will help to determine if a dehumidifier is what you need. If so, we will install and service yours expertly.

There are a few reasons why you may decide to use a dehumidifier in La Habra, CA. The first is, of course, to protect your comfort. When the air in your home is very humid, it makes for muggy, heavy conditions. You won’t be able to cool off as you sweat as effectively as you would when the air is as dry as it ought to be. Very humid air can put a lot of strain on your air conditioner, as well, meaning that you may still be uncomfortable despite pumping your air conditioner all day. This will, of course, also put unnecessary wear and tear on that system, as well as leaving you to pay higher energy bills for a weaker performance from your AC.

Biological pollutants also thrive when the air is very humid. This puts your home at increased risk of problems with substances like mold. Mold growth can have serious implications not only for the condition of your property, but for your health as well. Even if you do not encounter mold, it is possible for high humidity to lead to issues with water damage in your living space.

If you notice that the air in your home feels hot and heavy, if you find excessive condensation and water beading throughout, or if you notice any signs of wood rot or water damage, contact JC Mechanical Inc. immediately. A whole-house dehumidifier in La Habra, CA may be just what you need. However, it is important that such equipment is installed only skilled, trained professionals.