The Heat Wave and Your Home

Temperatures of 100-plus degrees hit the Philadelphia area this week — and they’re only predicted to cool slightly in the days ahead. Not surprising for this region during the dog days of July. Nevertheless, conditions like these test not only our bodies’ ability to regulate temperature, but also our homes’ ability to do the same.

So, just how energy-efficient is your house’s cooling system? Here are some symptoms of poor performance to look for:

  • Your air conditioner is running non-stop.
  • Humidity levels inside your home remain high, even though your air conditioner is running.
  • You can feel “hot spots” in your home, especially near the ceiling, doors or windows.
  • Certain rooms don’t cool as well as others.
  • You never seem to be able to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature.
  • Someone in your home has asthma or other respiratory problems that aren’t relieved indoors.
  • Your energy use for cooling is high, resulting in expensive utility bills.
  • There are many affordable solutions to these and other problems you may be experiencing. Many of them even currently come with tax incentives. Call us, and we will help you sort out the issues and come up with a program that will help you feel more comfortable and save money at the same time.