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Will Using a Dehumidifier Help Me Run a Swamp Cooler?

December 22, 2020

As we have previously written about, you can use a swamp cooler in a humid environment, but at sustained high levels of humidity, the appliance might not work as efficiently as it would in a less humid environment. One of the methods that’s commonly employed to get more out of a swamp cooler is to open up windows or doors to create cross-drafts to allow moist air to escape and prevent the indoor air from reaching its saturation point before it’s sufficiently cooled. This can certainly work in some circumstances, but in very high-humidity situations, it might not be sufficient.... View Article

Operating a Swamp Cooler in a Humid Environment

December 8, 2020

Have you heard people say that a swamp cooler will not work in a humid environment like ours in Tampa, FL? This is a myth—you can still get your swamp cooler to provide you with cold air even if you have high levels of indoor humidity, so long as you understand how they operate. Here are some issues to consider as you seek to get your swamp cooler operating correctly even in a humid environment. Understand why the humidity is as high as it is and keep the cycle going First, if you’re dealing with very high levels of indoor... View Article

What’s the Average Air Conditioner Lifespan in Florida?

November 17, 2020

A good air conditioner is one of those things you can’t live without in Tampa, FL. The average AC life in Florida depends on how close you live to the shoreline and how frequently you service the unit. Here are several factors to keep in mind while calculating your AC unit’s life expectancy. AC units last around 10 years The average AC life in Florida is 10 years when the unit is serviced on a regular basis. When an AC unit is functioning at its best, you can expect up to 15 years of use before replacing it. However, AC... View Article

Tips for AC Use During Florida Winters

November 3, 2020

Winter in Tampa, FL means your AC unit gets to take a break. But simply shutting it off isn’t enough to prevent excessive wear and tear. Proper maintenance is required to avoid common pitfalls of the chilly season. Below you’ll find plenty of tips for AC use during Florida winters and how to extend the unit’s lifespan. Replace the air filter Homeowners can extend the life of their AC unit by replacing the air filter once every two months. Air conditioners need filter replacements on a regular basis to prevent dust and pollen from clogging the unit. New filters are... View Article

What’s the Ideal Humidity Level?

October 21, 2020

With humidity levels consistently in the mid to upper 70s, Florida residents are no strangers to high humidity. Though we’re used to muggy days outside, we don’t always expect to come home to a humid home. Many Florida homes are too humid, though, which begs the question, what is the ideal humidity level in Tampa, FL? Experts agree that the perfect indoor humidity level is anywhere from 40 to 60 percent. Though you’ll feel it on your skin and see the water droplets on surfaces if your home is too humid, you can get an accurate reading using a handheld... View Article

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