Most of the time when youb re thinking about maintaining summer comfort inside your home, youb re consideringB your familyb s comfort. The average household air conditioner is designed to keep your family cooled down, and if you have it professionally sized and installed, it will be able to keep up no matter how hot it gets outside over the summer.
But even the best AC system may have trouble when there are large numbers of people in house. When youb re having a party, youb ll need to do some planning ahead of time when it comes to the air conditioning system so that it can keep up with the demand of maintaining comfort for more people than normal.
Tips for party comfort with your air conditioner
Keep in mind that each guest to the party is a walking 98.6B0F furnace exhaling humid air. Put enough people together, and the heat and humidity will really put a burden on the AC. Hereb s how to counteract this dilemma:
- Have the air conditioner turned on well before the partyb donb t wait until the last minute! A few hours before the first guests arrive, lower the thermostat 5B0F below the comfort level that your household normally enjoys.
- Itb s also smart to run the air conditioner for the days ahead of time because this will help to remove excess humidity from the furniture, carpets, walls, etc. Itb s okay in this situation to have a home thatb s a bit drier than usualb because that will quickly change once the rooms starts to get crowded. See how much moisture you can have squeezed out of your home. (Having a whole-house dehumidifier is a huge plus!)
- Running the AC during this time will also give you the sense of how well the system is working. If thereb s anything that seems wrong with it, such as odd noises or low airflow, call on repair technicians right away.
With these simple tricks in mind, you and your guests will enjoy the party in wonderful comfort!
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