It May Not Be the Heat, It May Be the Humidity!
We’ve had record setting high temperatures this summer. Day after day in the 90’s with storms rolling through most afternoons leaves us with wet, sticky air that puts an extra load on your air conditioning system. It could be working harder on these high-humidity days, than it does on low-humidity days when the temperature reaches the 100’s. If your themostat is holding at 75 degrees, but the humidity inside is 60 percent, you just don’t feel comfortable.
A properly tuned air conditioning system will remove a good portion of the humidity while keeping you cool. And judging by the current forecast, your system is going to get an exreme workout over the next several weeks. With that in mind, here are a few things that can help your system during these hot, humid days and nights:
- Don’t open your windows at night. Letting all that moisture in will make your system work harder the next day.
- If you’re planning to boil food for an extending period, cook it outside or find a good restaurant to relieve your cravings. Boiling and baking will add extra humidity inside your home.
- If you must clean your oven, do it at night. Waiting until September would be even better.
- If you have a standard 1-inch filter, you may need an extra replacement this season.
If the air in your home isn’t cool and comfortable, give us a call and we’ll perform a full inspection and recommend ways to fix it.