Many unoccupied homes need a small amount of air conditioning
every day throughout the summer for humidity control. Without
daily air conditioning, high summer humidities can accumulate
indoors and give rise to mold or mildew. Mold and mildew can
grow nearly anywhere if the relative humidity is consistently 70
percent or higher. Most homeowners use one of the following
techniques to guard against mildew problems.
1. Install a timer on the A/C system, and set it to cycle the A/C for
two hours every day. This provides the highest level of security
against mildew growth.
2. Install a humidistat on the A/C, and set it to cycle the A/C
whenever indoor humidity exceeds 65 percent. This technique
uses the least power. See specific humidistat setup instructions
3. Set your regular thermostat to 83 degrees
Fahrenheit. This is the least efficient method
and is recommended only for short or
infrequent summer trips.
Jones Air Conditioning can always give you advice on how to save energy when you are not in your vacation home! Call us today: 239-596-5855!