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Signs that You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do you suspect that the dry air in your home is leading to all sorts of difficulty throughout the house? Do you want to make certain that any related health or structural issues are taken care of? You have no doubt heard of or possibly used a portable humidifier at some point. They are popular items, particularly during the winter months when dry air seems to linger throughout our living spaces. But they are hardly sufficient for larger spaces, or to cover the humidification needs of an entire home or commercial work space. In today’s post, we’d like to look closely at some signs that indicate a need for humidification. Whole house humidifiers truly are the way to go.

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. High humidity levels can make the indoor air feel a lot hotter than the temperature indicates because our skin cannot use perspiration to cool itself. Conversely, low humidity levels can cause the indoor air to feel colder than it actually is. Low humidity can cause all sorts of trouble.

  • Dry skin, nosebleeds, and sore throats. If you frequently wake up a sore throat, then it may not be related to illness at all, but rather to the low humidity levels in the home. Low humidity sucks the moisture away from the skin, causing it to become dry or chapped. It can also affect your mucus membranes and cause nosebleeds.
  • Warping, splitting and cracking. Wood flooring, furniture and instruments are all susceptible to problems caused by low humidity. If you find that your flooring makes additional noise during the dry season or you see visible cracks in the walls or ceiling, then you may want to consider boosting your humidity levels.
  • Static electricity. Dry air is also susceptible to increased static electricity. If you find yourself getting shocked throughout your own home, then adjusting the humidity levels is the best way to prevent this annoyance.

If you want to make a big difference in your indoor air quality, then adjusting the humidity can go a long way. We offer comprehensive humidifier services throughout the Austin, TX area.

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Reasons to Consider a Dehumidifier in Austin, TX

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Does it feel a bit muggy in your home during the summer months? Even with your AC blasting, does it still feel a bit uncomfortable? We constantly focus on temperature when it comes to home comfort, and not without good reason. It’s certainly the primary indicator of comfort, but it’s not only the factor to take into consideration. The humidity levels of your indoor air are equally important, and when they fall below or rise above the ideal range, the results can be much more than negligible. In particular, high humidity levels can cause all sorts of trouble.

You may find that your indoor air leaves your skin feeling sticky during the summer months, or that your bathroom and kitchen walls and floors are wet with condensation, not to mention your windows. Allowing such high moisture issues to linger can provide disastrous in the long-term as it can lead to structural damage.

Here Are Some Reasons to Consider a Dehumidifier for Your Austin, TX Home

  • Reduce your cooling needs. The higher the humidity, the greater the perceived temperature. The hotter the temperature is, the greater the amount of water vapor it can hold, and the two conspire during the summer months to make comfort a challenge. A whole dehumidifier allows you to adjust the temperature a bit higher than you otherwise would as dehumidification lowers the perceived temperature. We know that cooling in the summer is expensive. Any chance you have at reducing your energy bill in the long-term is worth taking seriously.
  • Improve your comfort. A dehumidifier can help you to achieve a greater level of comfort in your home. By reducing the humidity level, you also improve the quality of the indoor air. Your air will be less stale and muggy, and there is less of a chance of your indoor air developing biological contaminants that are linked to high humidity.
  • Avoid moisture-related problems. With a professionally installed humidifier, you can also other moisture-related problems that can occur within your home. High moisture content can take a serious toll on wooden and painted surfaces over time, and the presence of such moisture can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria.

Call Roznovak’s Services today to learn more about the power of dehumidifiers in Austin, TX.

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Are You in Need of an Air Conditioning Repair?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Does your AC make a horrible noise during operation? Does it fail to keep you cool despite your temperature adjustments? Are your energy bills exorbitant all of a sudden? It sounds as though you might have a serious problem with your cooling system. If so, it’s important that you have it taken care of immediately. Allowing problems to linger only leads to further damage to other parts of the system, and it may end up costing you more in the long run. Everyone knows how hot it gets down here in the summer, so you should not have to settle for substandard comfort during the hottest part of the year.

There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your air conditioner during the course of its service life. No matter what type of system you have installed in your home—be it a heat pump, central air unit, or ductless AC—it has numerous components and mechanisms that may eventually break down.

Let’s take a look at some signs that indicate a need for air conditioning repairs.

  • Loud or weird noises. You can expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise during operation. After all, it’s a large system that is under a certain amount of stress during the summer season. However, if you notice that your cooling system has begun to make more noise than usual, or it emits a very strange sound that you have never heard before, it’s likely cause for concern.
  • Spike in energy bills. If you want to make sure that your AC maximizes its energy consumption, then make sure that you hire a professional to routinely maintain it. However, not all efficiency problems are related to the accumulation of dust and debris. If you find that your system has become inefficient in a relatively short span of time, then you may be low on refrigerant.

Our professionals are happy to handle your air conditioning repair needs in the greater Austin, TX area. No problem is too large or small for our team. Simply give us a call today if you need help with your cooling. Roznovak’s Services provides fast and reliable air conditioning repair services in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas.

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