A quick tip to help the AC run a little better
WCLO's Stan Stricker reports on ways to beat the heat from air conditioning to public pools
As the heat index climbs into the triple digits, Ken Pavlik of Pavlik Brothers Heating and Cooling in Milton suggests a simple and inexpensive way to improve the efficiency of residential air conditioning. Pavlik says be sure the filter in clean.
He says this allows the cool air to be drawn in, and humity out, much more easily. He also suggests limitting the thermostatic "set-back" to no more than five degrees for an eight hour period.
He also says most home cooling systems are designed to to operated no more than 20 degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature.