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Why Do I Still Feel So Hot?

May 22, 2022

Temperatures climb as the months go on, and soon we’ll be wishing for the snowstorms and icicles of winter once again. Luckily, HVAC units are here to provide a respite from the heat– but what happens when you still find yourself melting as the A/C is on full blast? Here are a few reasons why you’re still feeling so hot– and how to fix the issue.

HVAC Unit Issues

The most obvious answer is that your A/C unit is acting up. Sometimes machines just don’t work the way they should, especially when they’ve been pushed to their limit during a heat wave. Some signs your HVAC system is experiencing an issue are puddles of water near the unit (a possible problem with your drainage line), excessive noise, or a significant increase in your energy bills without corresponding cooler temperatures. Give us a call at 410-549-9300 and we’ll help you out. If it turns out you need a factory order part or a next-day replacement, we can supply you with a supplemental cooling unit to tide you over until the issue is fixed.

High Humidity

Anyone who lives on the East Coast knows the frustration of heading towards the nearest pool of shade only to realize the temperature is hardly cooler than in the direct sunlight. Humidity has a big impact on our experience of temperature and can make a room feel dozens of degrees hotter than it actually is. With summer storms and heat waves, high humidity is unfortunately frequent– but it shouldn’t plague your home as well as your outdoor environment. If you just can’t seem to cool down, humidity might be the culprit. Make sure you’re keeping your HVAC system’s drainage line clear of condensation and consider installing dehumidifiers, especially if your home has a basement. Keeping indoor humidity to a minimum helps maintain cooler temperatures and takes away the risk of mold growth that excess moisture brings.

Interrupted Air Flow

Take a walk around your home and check for any open windows or doors as well as breaks in the sealing of each. Gaps in window frames can drive up your energy bills, forcing your HVAC unit to work much harder than it needs to and increasing the risk of malfunction. Also make the rounds to the vents around your home and ensure nothing is obstructing their airflow. Blocking vents in an attempt to reroute cool air to certain parts of your home is not a good idea– proper airflow throughout a building is crucial. Additionally, make sure your vents and duct system are free of dust and debris.

We hope these tips help you keep cool in the coming summer months!

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We’re your go-to HVAC contractor and service team in Sykesville, Maryland. Whether your ducts need a cleaning or you’re looking to update your air conditioning before summer arrives, we’ve got you covered. Request an estimate by filling out our quick online form here or give us a call at 410-549-9300. We can’t wait to work with you!

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"Rob Will is the owner of Will Air and was very responsive. I got several quotes for this project and he
was the only one that did a very through inspection of my existing setup, taking pictures, measurements
and notes before he gave me an estimate. He provided many options and was easy to negotiate with and gave me a lot of information about BGE rebates (which no one else had mentioned). He also had the best attitude, for what it's worth. Regardless, I believe I got a fair price and that he offered a better system for my money compared to others. He arranged a time and date a week out to perform the install. I got a call the day before the install to remind me of the next day, and the next day his crew showed up 15 minutes early. They were very professional and I had heat by the evening and they were finished the next day. I paid and signed that I was happy with the work, and afterwards - as the guy was opening the furnace to show me the insides - he noticed a leak - and stayed an extra hour, late on a Friday, to further repair the new system. This was a lot of money to spend and I believe this type of work proves its-self over time, but all-in-all I think the install service went about as well as it could have. I would hire Will-Air again."

Jess Lewis May 19, 2020

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Awesome. I called and they came out the same day to put a short term fix on my AC unit. They then installed a new unit a few days later. Quick and reasonably priced. I couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend them!

Matthew Forsyth May 19, 2020

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Our home has dual HVAC units. The electric-only unit in our attic has given us issues for years. Rob Will of Will Air inexpensively serviced the unit and babied it along so that we were able to get as much life out of it as possible. Once it was no longer economically smart to keep repairing the unit, Rob recommended a new unit that was affordable, energy efficient and more properly sized for our square footage. The new unit works like a charm and has not needed any service since installation. Rob and his staff show up quickly, and stay until the job is done. Sherry is always friendly and pleasant on the phones and is a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use Will Air for all of my HVAC needs and will recommend them to anyone who needs a trusted HVAC repair company.

Michelle Gavin May 18, 2020

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