Summer is now in full swing, and for Louisiana locals, that means hot, hot, hot. July, which is usually the warmest month, sees temperatures reaching as high as 94 degrees. This year is no exception. Katc.com writer Daniel Phillips forecasts that the state can expect the usual summer.
"The dog days of summer are taking over the weather lab as the forecasting pattern is most definitely typical for this time of year.
Days are consistently hot and humid and even the daytime highs and lows vary by one degree, it will either be 90 or 91 for the rest of the week.
The only relief from the heat will come in the form of a pop-up shower which will be possible the next several afternoons.
Expect scattered showers to develop along the basin and along I-10 before moving in a general northerly direction.
Even those pop-up showers will struggle to get going later in the week as high pressure becomes more dominant and will limit the amount of instability."
For locals to stay cool and combat the heat, they should check if their air conditioning units are in good working order or in need of expert AC repair in Bossier City, LA. AC units may not have any major problem at present, but minor ones like clogged air filters could transform into a major concern over time. Below are the potential effects of dirty air filters.
Poor indoor air quality
The main function of the AC’s air filter is to trap dirt, dust, and pet dander. When the air filter is blocked, it won’t be able to serve its purpose. Thus, the harmful particles will circulate throughout the household, posing health risks, like respiratory conditions, as a result.
Insufficient cooling amount
If blocked air filters were left alone, it won’t be long before homeowners would feel the inadequate amount of cold air they’re receiving. The blockage needs to be cleared first before they could enjoy sufficient cooling again.
Overworked air handler
As clogged air filters affect airflow, the air handler tends to compensate for the deficiency, working harder than usual, consuming more energy, and causing increased cooling costs. An overworked air handler may also cause the blower motor to overheat and lead to a system failure. When this happens, homeowners need experienced air conditioning repair in Bossier City, LA from a cooling and heating repair company like AccuTemp Cooling and Heating. The company will make the necessary diagnosis and repairs.
The temptation of out-of-town vacations may be strong this summer, but it’s no reason to hold off having AC problems fixed. If residents want a trouble-free summer, they should have reliable AC specialists check their systems.
(Source: Summer Forecast Put on Loop, katc.com, June 15, 2014)