Most people have heard the expression, “Dog days of Summer”; This refers to those hot lazy days when even the pet doesn’t have the motivation to get off the porch and the air is heavy with humidity as well.
Well, with increasing climate change it is becoming more standard in the South to experience the “Dog days” of spring as well.
Temperatures where my sibling lives can reach well into the upper eighties as early as mid May and she depends more and more on her air conditioner to keep her house cool and dry. She is regularly saying that there are only really two seasons where she lives, winter and summer. They only experience colder temperatures for a short time and then they are right back to warm and sunny days. For this reason she makes sure to have the best air conditioning she can at her home. It seems as if every few years she is upgrading or replacing some section of the system to improve its performance or energy saving capabilities, but I can’t say I blame her because I do the same with our furnace up here in the north. At any rate, she told me this year that she added a new air filtration system to her HVAC unit that is supposed to detach even the smallest particles from the air in the home and it sounds great. It utilizes a HEPA filter that can be cleaned instead of changed all the time and that will save her money too. I told my wife about it and she is going to look into one for our system too. If we no longer have to keep a box of filters in the basement and worry about ordering them from our HVAC supply store that would be great. One less thing to worry about would be great.