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Unread 07-07-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Default Will I have a problem having the air off all the time?

The only time I turn the air on is at night to sleep, otherwise the air is turned off. It has gotten as high as 89 inside the house. We are ok with this (since mostly we are not home or we are in the basement where it is much cooler) but I am concerned that this may cause problems.

Could this cause mold, or any other issues for the house? I do not have a humidifer upstairs only in the basement.

I am just worried that by not running the air except at night I will cause some future problems.

I live in Georgia so it is hot and humid.

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Unread 07-07-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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The theory is that if you allow the house to get that warm, then your A/C is going to have to run longer in order to cool everything, furniture, drapes, etc. so that the air can be kept at a good temp.
I put ours on about 77-78 when we are going to be gone. This is enough to keep the humidity down. I don't want the usual mold and mildew that you get when the air is so full of moisture.
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Unread 07-07-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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Being in Georgia, I would watch the humidity level. Optimal Humidity should be at 50%. Anything above that allows all things to suck up water, especially your doors. If you have hollow core doors, things may not be so bad but if you have raised panel doors, watch out, especially if they are stained doors v/ being painted. A fully painted home will deal with humidity much better than stained wood. 89 degrees is quite high so I would watch out for allowing the temps getting so high. Also, by maintaining humidity within your home below 50%, dust-mites and mold will have a difficult time reproducing or developing. Dampness comes in hot and cold weather -use a humidity gauge to monitor the humidity at all times. Act accordingly.
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