… air temperature in the shade and 105 degrees real feel even the A/C has a hard struggle to maintain a decent temperature inside our (poorly insulated) house, especially as even at night the house doesn’t really cool down, with 77 degrees air temperature and 81 degrees with the heat index worked in. In addition to those daily and nightly temperatures the fact that these temperatures have been around for more than 2 weeks by now adds insofar as the whole house has heated up considerably.
We don’t btw. have central A/C but window units only. And at present that for the living- area of the house [living-room, dining-room and kitchen] …
… is set to 71 degrees, but can only give us 75 degrees room temperature, even if it’s quite biggish as far as BTUs go [18,000 if I remember correctly]. I’ve just put a temporary plywood roof above it and will have to see if that helps by putting the window unit in the shade. And I’ve also cleaned the air filter inside the unit so that it is no longer clogged by dirt. That might help and improve its performance, too.
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- The triple digit days of summer continue this week, with heat index up to 108 (thescoopblog.dallasnews.com)
- How Many More 100s for DFW (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Meteorologist: Keep cool, hydrated through this week’s heatwave (reporternews.com)