Why Doesn’t My House Feel Cool, Even with My A/C On?
Monsoon season is here in Arizona, causing hot and humid temperatures. During Monsoon season, our A/C systems work harder, because they are now removing moisture from the air inside the home, in addition to the heat. When this happens, the system’s “sensible capacity” (ability to cool the air) is reduced, and the system’s total capacity is split – latent capacity (used to remove moisture) and sensible capacity (cool the air).
The heat index also changes when humidity rises. Depending on how high the humidity is inside and outside of your home, a comfortable 75 degrees can feel more like 78 degrees – hot, uncomfortable, and sticky. An easy fix for this is to set your thermostat two degrees cooler. This will dehumidify the air in your home, and make it feel cool and comfortable.