As the temperature heats up now that summer is here, you can expect to run your air conditioner far more frequently. But high heat isn’t the only enemy of comfort during the summer. High humidity is also a serious problem. Because of the extra moisture in the air when relative humidity rises above 60%, it becomes harder for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. So even though high humidity doesn’t raise the temperature around you, the air will feel much hotter because extra heat is trapped inside your body.
ServiceMax Blog: Archive for June, 2016
The air conditioning systems installed for homes are designed to handle the comfort needs of a small number of people. If the AC in your house received a proper professional installation, it will be matched to the comfort requirements of your family so that it can perform efficiently for energy savings throughout the summer.
Now that it’s almost the official start of the summer and temperatures are on the rise, make certain that you’ve already had your spring air conditioning maintenance visit. (You can find out about our maintenance program here.) If you already had your professional maintenance done, then you’ll have a clean filter in the HVAC system that’s ready to see that the air conditioner is able to draw enough air through the return vents to work properly.
The cost to run an air conditioner during the summer can be pretty steep. However, it usually doesn’t have to be as high as it is. Aside from making sure that your AC is well-maintained so it doesn’t waste energy (schedule professional maintenance ever year to take care of this!) there are a number of other ways you can help to lower your electrical bills while staying cool over the next few months.