Southern Residents Should Anticipate Summer Heat, Well into the Fall

Though summer is quickly coming to an end, abnormally high temperatures continue, meaning that many families will continue to use their indoor air conditioners well into the autumn months.

While Huntsville temperatures rarely reached 100 degrees, many other Alabama cities did, and Huntsville residents felt temperatures well into the 90s, which is hotter than average.

Unsurprisingly, this type of weather isn’t expected to stop at the drop of a hat during the fall equinox on Sept. 22, but there is no cooling down in the foreseeable future either.

Heating and air conditioning systems are necessary here in the southern states — with emphasis on air conditioning — so keeping up with your HVAC system repairs is crucial for your comfort and overall health. Here are some benefits of servicing your indoor air conditioner:

  1. Frequent changing of HVAC air filters can drastically reduce the amount of allergens, such as dust or pollen, from circulating through your home. Pollen levels are still high in the fall and won’t fall significantly until wintertime, if at all. Clean, functioning air filters can trap the pollen particles that make us sneeze.
  2. Lower temperatures can also reduce the amount of insects and parasites that thrive in the warmer environments. Less bacteria will be able to survive and reproduce in cooler climates, making your home or office a cleaner living environment.
  3. Since you won’t sweat as much if you’re exposed to cool temperatures, your risk of dehydration falls significantly. Dehydration is a very serious condition and may require medical attention. While an air conditioned home helps, this doesn’t excuse you from consuming plenty of water.
  4. Heat often bogs us down and causes decreased productivity. With a clear mind and cool body, you will be able to get any indoor work done with ease. You will be able to concentrate better and stimulate thoughts.

Air conditioning systems improve the overall air quality in the home, which is a good thing no matter what the weather. If you believe that your indoor air conditioner is in need of repair or cleaning, call Thomas HVAC, which provides heating and cooling services to Huntsville, AL and the surrounding areas.