Your Family Room Shouldn’t Feel Like a Desert!
Air Conditioners are designed to keep your home up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature and are sized based on regional summer temperatures.
- The extreme heat will cause your air conditioner to run continuously. This will not damage your unit.
- Your unit was designed and sized for the average regional temperatures we experience 98% of the time. Turning down your thermostat will not make it blow colder air. Set the thermostat to the temperature you want to achieve and leave it set there.
- When outside temps reach near or over 90 degrees, it is normal for the temps to go up in your home during the hottest part of the day.
- Check your vents. If the unit is blowing cold air, the A/C is working as best as it can during the extreme heat.
- Once temperatures cool back down to normal summer temps, your air conditioner will catch up and resume it’s normal run cycle.
- What you can do to help stay cool:
- Close all windows, blinds, drapes, and doors in the entire home leading to the lower level.
- During the hottest part of the day, turn off anything that produces heat such as stoves, dishwashers, lights, etc…
- Change your filter! A new clean filter will help tremendously.
- For more tips on extreme heat preparedness, visit: https://www.ready.gov/heat