Weather Affecting Your Bill

If you’re not on a fixed monthly electricity bill, do you sometimes have trouble figuring out the rhyme and reason behind the payment you’re making? The weather definitely plays a factor in your billing fluctuation.

During the warmth of the summer cooling your house can account for up to 50% of your electricity bill. Lowering your thermostat to keep cool and comfortable causes your AC unit to run longer thus increasing the electricity use. Turning your thermostat up a few degrees or on ‘Auto’ can help save a few dollars throughout the summer months.

If you find that cool air is escaping through your home, it might be best to have your house inspected. The colder air can be escaping through old windows, doors, your chimney and even surprisingly enough your electrical outlets!

You may also find that if your home was built around or before the 1980s that your attic lacks any type of proper insulation. This can pose a problem due to the fact that both your cool and warm air (depending on the season) can easily be escaping through the lack of insulation. This issue can be remedied with additional insulation added to your attic area.

If you’re in the need of some HVAC assistance, call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7. You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

Does the Humidity Affect Your Air Conditioning?

The past few days in Fort Wayne have been filled with an overload of unwanted humidity. We’ll admit that a few months ago we were begging for the warmer temperatures, but we didn’t bargain for the extra humidity. Did you know that high humidity can affect the way your air conditioning unit runs?

Here’s the low down on what happens when humidity and your air conditioning cross paths. Basically, when the humidity levels are high your air conditioner has to work much harder to keep your area cool. If your air conditioning unit is struggling to keep up with the extreme moist air, than chances are you’re feeling rather uncomfortable in your home.

Here are some signs your air conditioner can’t overcompensate for the extreme humidity:

  • The air in your home feels clammy.
  • Your windows are fogging. This happens when the humidity vaporizes into water in the air.
  • An unpleasant musty odor. The dampness in your home caused by the unwanted moisture may cause your home to leave a musty stench in the air.

These high humidity problems can often be solved by the addition of a dehumidifier to your HVAC system. If you’re in the market for a new or more efficient dehumidifier, call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7. You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!