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How Your Baked Goods are Affected by Indoor Climate

The kitchen can get uncomfortably warm and humid when the oven is on and you're baking for the holidays. Did you know that the conditions in your indoor climate not only impact your comfort, but they can also affect your baking results? To make your holiday baking a success, it's helpful to understand the effects [...]

By |2018-11-27T19:26:05+00:00December 20th, 2018|Humidity|Comments Off on How Your Baked Goods are Affected by Indoor Climate

Humidity Levels Under Your Home

Finding out you have a problem with moisture and humidity under your home is a cause for concern. Excess dampness here can lead to serious humidity effects such as musty odors, mold growth, pest infestations, structural deterioration, foundation erosion, ruined insulation and HVAC system damage. To fix a humidity problem in this area, you'll first [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:12:49+00:00November 15th, 2018|Humidity|Comments Off on Humidity Levels Under Your Home

Consider These HVAC Accessories for Your Unit

Achieving optimal home comfort can be challenging — even if you have a nice A/C and furnace. In addition to thermostat settings, indoor environmental conditions, such as humidity and airborne contaminants, affect the comfort and health of your indoor air. Sound familiar? Keep reading to discover add-on HVAC accessories that give you total control of [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:46+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Humidity, HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality, Zoning Systems|Comments Off on Consider These HVAC Accessories for Your Unit

Tips for Reducing Static Electricity in Your North Carolina Home

Cold winter weather can come as a shock—quite literally—as static electricity zaps are far more frequent this time of year. We all know the annoyance of getting those painful mini-jolts of electricity when moving around the home touching objects or even person-to-person contact like handshakes. Actually, a static electricity shock is surprisingly high voltage: normally [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:46+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Home Safety, Humidity|Comments Off on Tips for Reducing Static Electricity in Your North Carolina Home

Beat Cold and Flu Season With Your HVAC

When cooler winter weather settles in, it brings the start of cold and flu season. Since you have to run your HVAC system to keep your home comfortably warm over the winter, why not use it to create a healthier living environment and lower your risk of getting sick? Here are some system upgrades that [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Humidity|Comments Off on Beat Cold and Flu Season With Your HVAC

How Indoor Temperature and Humidity Affect Pumpkin Decorations

When the Carolina breeze turns crisp and trees begin to display vibrant fall foliage, it is time to switch to autumnal decorations around the home. For many of us this means using real gourd and pumpkin decorations to evoke a bountiful fall harvest. This natural décor won’t stay beautiful for very long, however, if you [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00October 12th, 2017|Humidity|Comments Off on How Indoor Temperature and Humidity Affect Pumpkin Decorations

Is Eastern North Carolina Humidity Affecting Your Home?

Ever heard someone say this? It's not the heat that is so unbearable, its the humidity! High humidity makes it more difficult for your HVAC system to cool your home or business. When this happens, we find ourselves continuously turning the thermostat down to stay cool. What's more, high humidity can make your air conditioner [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:49+00:00May 9th, 2017|Humidity|Comments Off on Is Eastern North Carolina Humidity Affecting Your Home?

Finding the Perfect Balance of Heat/Humidity

Heat and humidity have a reciprocal relationship: humid air can carry more heat, and hot air can accommodate more moisture. Humid air also more readily transfers heat to the human body, increasing the perceived temperature as well. But while this might seem like the natural solution to a chilly winter day – increase the humidity [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:13:01+00:00February 16th, 2017|Humidity|Comments Off on Finding the Perfect Balance of Heat/Humidity

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIER?

By SocialTract Jackson & Sons, Dudley, NC, 9 June, 2016, Last Modified: 6/1/2016 3:04:53 PM A whole-home dehumidifier keeps your indoor environment in the healthy and comfortable zone. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends maintaining indoor relative humidity below 60 percent. Here in Eastern North Carolina, daily high humidity levels average between 70 percent to 80 percent [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:50+00:00November 10th, 2016|Humidity|0 Comments

INDOOR HUMIDITY: HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR BODY

By SocialTract Jackson & Sons, Dudley, NC, 20 September, 2016, Last Modified: 9/20/2016 10:51:41 AM Homeowners in Eastern North Carolina are no strangers to humidity, but did you know that it's a factor in your health and your home's health? Whether it's the high humidity of the rainy summer months or the low humidity of the drier [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:50+00:00November 10th, 2016|Humidity|0 Comments
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