Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Water You Talking About?

Water You Talking About?

hotWe are now collecting our own water right from the air!

Returning home the other night we found the temperature at the house rising and rising....hum. Not a good thing. The A/C was definitely on the fritz. After a long and painful night tossing and turning our A/C man came to the rescue! It was over 100 degrees outside and almost that on the inside.

Once the capacitor was replaced and the old system was shot with freon we sighed a sigh of relief.

Our newfound friend, Joe also left us with a wonderful tidbit of advice that I want to share with you! Brilliant is the best word for it. He recommended that we go purchase a DeHumidifier and run it in the main part of our home. Why we asked? He explained the concept of humidity raising the body temperature just like the Weather man does.

We had never thought about this INSIDE THE HOUSE! Joe explained that we would run our A/C less with less humidity in the air. A normal A/C unit will only eliminate up to 50% of the humidity in the home at any given time. Thus the reason I couldn't get comfortable...I was either too warm or too cold!

We did it. We ran to Home Depot and purchased a 30 pint capacity DeHumidifier and set that puppy up. We are now running the A/C at a whopping 80 degrees and it's cool and comfortable in the house and our bill will be dropping. We use to run it at 73 more.

Each morning I have the pleasure of emptying my 30 pints of WATER that appears in our container within the DeHumidifier and right on to my plants! Right out of the air comes the precious commodity of water!

Brilliant? You bet!

So, if you are in need of a fantastic A/C man just call Joe!
Jody Jefferson
Four Seasons A/C and Heating Company
Conroe, Texas


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Comment balloon 15 commentsDeb Brooks • August 22 2011 11:04AM


It's just the opposite here ... we have humidifiers since it can be so dry! What a great savings for you!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA almost 8 years ago

Cynthia, we are all starving for rain yet it's still up to 80% humidity here in the evenings...whew.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 8 years ago

Deb, dehumidifier is a great idea, and it will be easier to survive if AC is off, but it also runs on electricity. Keep us posted how your bill will look like.

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) almost 8 years ago

Anna, the cost of the electricity for the dehumidifier should be very's low wattage but the bill is yet to be determined! My A/C is running very little compared to running constantly. I'm curious too. I'll let you know!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 8 years ago

So many people just pour the water the dehumidifier collects down the drain. Nice to see you're watering your plants with it.

By the way, I've often been told that Air Conditioning saved the South! Sounds like it was true in your home the other night!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 8 years ago

Deb, such a great idea!  Here in sunny So. Cal we have never REALLY had humidity until this year.  If it's going to be the norm, this may be a great idea for our homes as well!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) almost 8 years ago

Deb, brilliant sums this correctly indeed!  Sorry to hear that you had a tough night with the AC on the brink, but wow, what a pearl of insight this gent came along with.  I'll need to check this out for us here in the sauna country!  Thanks!


Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) almost 8 years ago

I saw something on the news a couple of weeks ago where you can buy this barrell looking thing and it captures the humidity in the air and it's purified for drinking! It cost $500...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 8 years ago

HI Deb,

What a "cool" concept, and green in a number of ways, perfect topic to share with anyone here and your local readers.....

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 8 years ago

That is a great idea.  I had heard of humidifiers, but not de-humidifiers.  Hmmm.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 8 years ago


Your air conditioning man gave you some good advice.  It is amazing that you are comfortable with the AC at 80 degrees. 

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Craig, thank you for recognizing that. I could not throw water away no matter where it came from. I still have a difficult time with a machine that can turn air into water but the water is there so it must be used. We are so hurting here.

Linda, it's a fantastic idea. I just walked passed the machine and it is ready to be emptied again.

The humidity tonight must be massive.

Thanks for the comments.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 8 years ago

Wow Deb - I'm going to try that in Louisiana (where we also have humidity!)

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) almost 8 years ago

Hello Deb and water is very important with hot temperatures, living in Vegas us Locals are always pounding water by the Gallons ...

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 8 years ago

Are you really harvesting 30 pints of water each day!?  Wow that's a lot of humidity!  If there's so much humidity, why doesn't it rain?

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 8 years ago