Why is my Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

water leaking from an air conditioner

Summertime is here, which means air conditioners (ACs) are running full blast to keep us cool. But what happens when your AC starts leaking water? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. An AC leaking water is a common problem.  If you’ve been noticing water leaking from your air conditioner, it’s probably just a sign that something … Read more

What Is The Best Water for a Humidifier?

water flowing from the faucet

Humidifiers are a great way to fight dry air and support respiratory health, especially during dry winter months. But if you’re using the wrong kind of water in your humidifier, you could actually be doing more harm than good. So, what is the best water for humidifiers? Distilled water is the only type of water … Read more

What Is a Dehumidifier Used For? Benefits For Your Home

a dehumidifier on the floor

Dehumidifiers are one of those important appliances that I recommend every homeowner have in their arsenal, regardless of the climate. This is because a dehumidifier has far more uses than many people realize. So, what is a dehumidifier used for? The obvious answer is to pull moisture out of the air. This makes dehumidifiers useful … Read more

Can You Use an Air Conditioner as a Dehumidifier?

a person using the AC’s remote to adjust the temperature

You may have noticed that your air conditioner seems to do a pretty good job reducing the humidity in your home. So you might be wondering, can you use an air conditioner as a dehumidifier? The answer is yes. You can use your AC to dehumidify. But there are some things you should know before … Read more

HVAC Return Air Vent Filters – An Easy Guide

an HVAC technician checking the return air vent filter

At-home air filters are a critical component of any HVAC system – it helps keep your home’s air clean and free from pollutants. But with so many different types of HVAC return air filters available today, it can be challenging to know which ones are right for your needs. In this guide, we’ll look at … Read more

HVAC Duct Size Calculator and Sizing Charts

A HVAC expert installing ductwork

Properly sizing the ductwork in your home is essential to maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout every season.   An undersized duct can restrict airflow, leading to hot or cold spots in certain rooms. On the other hand, an oversized duct can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, wasting energy and driving up your … Read more

Dual Hose vs Single Hose Portable Air Conditioners – What’s the Difference?

sara from essential home and garden with a single hose portable air conditioner

If you’ve recently started shopping for a new portable AC, you’ve probably noticed that your options fall into two distinct categories: dual and single hose. Across these two categories, many models share the same features and specifications, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant differences between ACs with two hoses and ACs with one. These … Read more

What is a Dual Inverter Air Conditioner?

a technician inspecting a dual inverter air conditioner

If you’re shopping for a new cooling system, you have probably seen ads for dual inverter air conditioners.  Various big-name HVAC system manufacturers are marketing the relatively new technology, emphasizing the superior performance and efficiency they deliver. But what is a dual inverter AC conditioner anyway? And is it really better? This article delves into … Read more

Dehumidifier Vs Air Purifier – What’s The Difference?

dehumidifier vs air purifier

The main difference between an air purifier vs dehumidifier is that a purifier uses a filter to capture and reduce pathogens, while a dehumidifier reduces moisture to decrease pathogen activity.  You can use both devices to provide cleaner air for your home. If you suffer from allergies, especially to mold, either one can be helpful. … Read more

The 6 Best Battery Powered Air Conditioner Units

zero breeze mark 2 battery powered air conditioner

The sweltering summer months can make doing just about anything absolutely miserable. And whether you’re sleeping in a camper or sitting in your sunroom, you can quickly become uncomfortably hot. These situations are where the battery powered air conditioner comes in handy. But is there such a thing as a battery powered air conditioner? Luckily … Read more

Can You Drink Dehumidifier Water? Is It Safe?

woman collecting water from the dehumidifier

Whether you’re using a dehumidifier to reduce the overall humidity in your home or just to dry out your bathroom after a shower, it’s hard to deny the magic of these machines. With a bit of electricity, they can take damp air and turn it into liquid water. If you’ve ever pulled out your appliance’s … Read more

What Is The Ideal Indoor Humidity For Your Home?

a hygrometer on the windowsill

Humidity control in your home is important all year round. You might not know it, but humidity levels play a vital role in the health, safety, and comfort of you and your family.  Sometimes, the humidity in your home isn’t right. It can be too high or too low. Both can range from being mildly … Read more

What Size Dehumidifier Do You Need?

hOmeLabs dehumidifiers on the floor

Getting a dehumidifier that is too large or powerful for your space can mean a lot of wasted money upfront and high electricity costs. But getting one that is too small will leave you suffering in hot, humid conditions. Unfortunately, figuring out what size dehumidifier you need for your room or home is anything but … Read more

Mini Split Installation Cost – A Comprehensive Breakdown

an HVAC professional installing a mini-split AC

Ductless mini-split systems are strong contenders to central HVAC systems. They can heat and cool your home without an expensive ductwork installation. However, a mini-split installation cost is considerably different from traditional central air conditioners. Keep reading to learn more about the components that determine the cost of your mini-split system.  Mini Split Installation Cost … Read more

hOmeLabs 14000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review – A Hands-on Test

hOmeLabs 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner and its inclusions

hOmeLabs 14000 BTU Portable AC Product Overview We’ve reviewed many hOmeLabs products, from their highly impressive dehumidifiers to their HEPA filter personal air purifier. Like these other appliances, their portable AC comes with many features that make it highly usable in different situations. hOmeLabs has a huge line of air conditioner products, including window units … Read more