What to do When Humidity is Unbearable

August 19, 2019

Humidity is often among the more uncomfortable aspects of summer, and it can be downright unbearable at times. It often forces you to crank the AC just to feel reasonably at ease. With that in mind, let us consider some of the other steps that you can take to increase your comfort. Have the AC Inspected for Optimal Performance has served Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas since 1949. We are a proud Carrier factory-authorized dealer that often recommends Carrier air conditioners and heat pumps due to how efficiently they combat humidity. We also recommend seasonal AC tune-ups, and if it has been a while, then we advise an immediate inspection in order to rule out that the excess humidity is caused by an underperforming AC. Ceiling Fans and Exhaust Fans Exhaust fans are necessary for all rooms where higher humidity is to be expected, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Ideally, every room should have a return vent and a ceiling fan, and you can use additional fans on a temporary basis to help you feel cooler. Whole-Home Dehumidification If high humidity is a consistent problem in your house, a whole-home humidifier may be the answer. Such a unit can...

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality With Plants

August 28, 2018

Plants are a source of great joy and beauty for a lot of people. But they can also help improve health in some cases. Eating certain plants has benefits, but so does putting them in your home. That’s because plants take carbon dioxide from the air and put out oxygen, making it easier for humans and animals to breathe. When you want to improve the indoor air quality in your home, plants are part of the way you can do that. Do Plants Really Make a Difference? If you only have a couple of small plants in your home, they probably aren’t going to make a lot of difference in the overall quality of the air you’re breathing. But if you have many larger plants, you could really improve your air quality. Plants filter out so much that we shouldn’t be breathing, and they work to put more oxygen into the air, too. It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature in your home and also breathe better. People who have allergies, asthma, COPD, and other types of breathing problems may want to consider having more plants in their home, so their air can be as good as...

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My Thermostat Stopped Working – HELP!

August 20, 2016

A dysfunctional HVAC system can often cause a lot of discomfort in a home. Whether it’s an unbearable cold temperature or a sticky warm breeze, we rely on our heaters and air conditioners to keep our indoors as comfortable as possible. But there are times when these appliances don’t deliver the kind of satisfaction we are looking for. Often the cause behind this is a faulty thermostat. Troubleshoot Your Thermostat Here are some easy to follow steps to help you troubleshoot your home thermostat: Change the thermostat batteries. There are a number of different thermostats available in the market, so before you go ahead and wrench out the panel in your wall, make sure you know where the batteries are located. Modern thermostats or “smart thermostats” don’t come installed with batteries, so you might need to call in an expert. However, most systems still run off of batteries. A simple replacement of the worn out cells can have your home feeling as snug and cozy as ever. Thoroughly clean thermostat. As with most electrical appliances, dust and dirt can collect in the interior, causing them to display inaccurate readings. Using a soft dry brush or cloth, it is important to...

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