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People Are Always too Hot | Keith Air Conditioning

Why Some People Are Always Too Hot

If you’re always hot, then agreeing on a thermostat setting with family members who are often chilly can be difficult. Neither of you is being difficult; some people genuinely feel too hot or too cold more often. To keep a thermostat battle from happening in your Alabama home, set ground rules about the thermostat and find other ways to compromise.

Stress Plays a Part

Your body temperature rises when you’re stressed because your blood starts pumping faster. It centers on your organs, making you feel hotter overall, as your body prepares for fight or flight. If you’re often hot, check your stress levels. The solution to your temperature woes could include taking some deep breaths and doing some yoga or another exercise.

Women Tend to Be Chillier

Some physiological factors come into play that cause women to, on average, be colder than men. This rule isn’t hard and fast, though, and everyone probably knows at least one man who’s always cold or one woman who’s always hot. At the same time, young people tend to be warmer than older folks, though again, this is just a generalization.

Psychology Might Be Involved

When you feel too cold or too hot, glance at the thermostat. Chances are, it’s not as cold or as hot indoors as you think it is. The best way to work with family members arguing over the thermostat is to put down a set temperature schedule. Go by what HVAC pros recommend: 78 in the summer and 68 in the winter for the hours you’ll be home and awake. If family members are too hot or cold, they can use other methods to adjust.

HVAC maintenance will help keep the temperature in your home consistent, making it easier for everyone to get comfortable. Call a Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. technician over to do your yearly AC service or to sign up on our maintenance plan for significant savings. Give us a call today at 251-476-3610.


Cooling Your Home | Keith Air Conditioning

4 Myths About Cooling Your Home

Home cooling myths prevent you from effectively cooling your Alabama home, and sometimes they waste your energy. We’re here to set the record straight on four cooling myths we hear all too often.

The AC Only Produces Cold Air

If an air conditioner only produced cold air, it would be called an air cooler or an air chiller. Part of the conditioning process is removing humidity from your home. The humidity is part of what makes you feel so hot. An AC that doesn’t remove humidity needs to be repaired.

Ceiling Fans Cool Rooms

A ceiling fan does not cool down a room. It moves the air within a room, and when that moving air hits your skin, it causes sweat to evaporate. That makes you feel cooler, even when the room’s temperature doesn’t change. Only turn on your ceiling fans when you’re in the room.

Installing a Big Air Conditioner Works Best

Bigger is not better with air conditioners. Your air conditioner needs to be sized correctly, so it can do its job of both pumping in cool air and removing the humidity. If it’s too big, it won’t stay on long enough to dehumidify your home, so the right size depends on the size of your home.

You Should Never Change the Temperature

Some people leave the thermostat set at the same temperature all day, because they believe the AC has to “work harder” to cool down the house when you get home. In fact, cooling a house nobody is in for eight hours is a big energy waste. Set it to 78 when you’re not home for energy savings.

One more myth that does serious harm? That your HVAC system doesn’t need maintenance. To keep it running, you need a yearly maintenance appointment for both the air conditioner and the furnace, which you can get from us at Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. Don’t spend extra on big repairs when maintenance would’ve caught them when they were small. Call us today at 251-476-3610.