How to Manage High Humidity in the Bathroom
Whether you want ways to reduce moisture in an existing bathroom or you want to avoid humidity issues in a bathroom that you build, you can keep bathrooms dry and free of mold and mildew. Here’s what you need to know.
The Importance of Bathroom Ventilation
Often, the first step you take to reduce moisture in a room is to remove the source of humidity. However, you can’t do that in your bathroom, since most of the bathroom’s functions involve water. So, what do you do when every five minutes of showering produces one-half pint of bathroom moisture?
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Why Your AC Won’t Stop Running
No one likes to come home to a hot house, especially during the steamy summer months in Lincoln NE. If your air conditioning unit just isn’t cutting it there may be a few reason and things to check to determine why.
First things first, homeowners tend to think if the system is running a lot it must be undersized. That may be the case, but remember if your system is running for long cooling cycles it can actually mean your system is doing just what it is supposed to do. Today’s cooling systems are made more efficiently, so the act of running for a long period of time doesn’t always mean money out of your pocket or extreme wear and tear on your system. Remember ACs condition the home, not just cool the home. One of the most important tasks of the system is to pull humidity out of your home’s air. This is done only while the system is running so shorter runs often mean clammy air.
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Evaporator Coil Leaks Caused by Corrosion
A residential air conditioning system relies on several different components to ensure even, efficient cooling. Many of these components help refrigerant flow through the system. The actual cooling of your home’s air takes place inside your home by the component known as the evaporator coil.
Cool liquid refrigerant flows through the evaporator coil, while warm air from your home moves across its small refrigerant lines. Modern day air conditioning takes cooling your home farther than the olden days of an ice block in front of a fan though. The coil’s refrigerant absorbs the heat from your home’s air, causing the refrigerant to warm up. Then, having turned from a liquid to a gas from the increase in temp, it goes back to the condensing unit (outdoors) where the heat from your home is released. Unfortunately refrigerant can escape if there are leaks in the system, and often times they can be found in the evaporator coil.
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Need Help with High Humidity
Do you find yourself battling high humidity levels in your home every summer? There are various things that can play into this, one thing we’ll key on here is your cooling system. Why? Because your air conditioner doesn’t just cool your home, it conditions your home which includes dehumidifying your home, or at least it should. There things that play into if this is being done, like sizing. There are also cooling systems with components that allow them to do a better job at dehumidifying than others. Continue reading “Need Help with High Humidity” »
Your Sewer is Clogged Again
There is really isn’t much of a seasonality to plumbing, but if there is a time we tend to see an increase in plumbing related issues it would be sewers in the spring. Why? As trees in Lincoln, NE are growing leaves and spreading their branches they are also spreading their roots. Those roots if in the area of your sewer line can cause you a headache. It doesn’t take long for sewer main intrusion by your tree to turn into major trouble. Continue reading “Your Sewer is Clogged Again” »
5 Signs Its Time for Geothermal HVAC System Repairs
Geothermal HVAC systems offer numerous benefits when compared to conventional AC units. They are long-lasting, typically lower maintenance than your traditional HVAC system, and homeowners can gain 20 to 60% savings on heating and cooling. Although a geothermal system requires less maintenance, that doesn’t mean problems will never arise. Like your air-to-air heating and cooling systems issues beyond thermostat setting, clogged filters, closed room grilles, there are instances when a service technician may be need.
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The Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters
You’ve heard the old adage “bigger is better”, and you’ve probably heard “bigger isn’t always better in heating and cooling” well actually both can be true. You may be saying to yourself, how can both be true when they are contradictory? Stick with us as we explain.
When “Bigger Is Not Better in Heating and Cooling”
When a homeowner is looking to have a heating and cooling system installed in their home it is likely they will hear some different terms used by the HVAC world. Continue reading “The Size of Your Air Conditioner Matters” »
Do You Have Children With Asthma? 2 Key Ways Your HVAC System Protects Them
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2010 report, 1 in 11 American children have asthma, a disease that kills around 9 people each day in the U.S., results in nearly 11 million missed school days, and costs parents around $1,000 per year in hospital and treatment costs.
As the parent of a child with asthma, you know how devastating the illness can be, and you’ll do everything in your power to mitigate your child’s symptoms and help them live a healthy life. Luckily, your home has something that can help keep your asthmatic children healthy: your home’s HVAC system.
If you’re not sure how your air conditioner and furnace can help protect your children, read on. We’ll explore why your HVAC system is so crucial to your child’s health and what you can do to ensure your unit does its part to make your home safe for your child. Continue reading “Do You Have Children With Asthma? 2 Key Ways Your HVAC System Protects Them” »
5 Ways to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Summer
It may not be warm yet in Lincoln NE area, but warmer spring temperatures will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get your HVAC system ready for warm weather. Getting a head start on maintenance and HVAC repair can help ensure that your home will stay comfortable when the warm weather arrives. Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Summer” »
Variable Speed Equals Comfort and Efficiency
If you’re are like most here at Bryant we are ready for winter to be over and ready for some nicer weather. What that means for your home comfort is a transition from heating to eventually cooling season. Not only might your cooling system be called on soon, for some homes that means a replacement is getting closer on the horizon. If you are in the market for a new cooling system you may have heard of variable speed, but still not quite understand what it means or the benefits variability brings to your home comfort.
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