By Matt AgoristThe heat is off.
The air is cooler.
The light in the window is brighter.
The heat isn’t.
But that’s the main thing people are asking themselves about the air-conditioner on the floor of their home.
“What’s going on?” asked one reader.
“The temperature is on,” answered another.
And another asked, “Can you tell if the air conditioning is on by looking at the temperature in the room?”
“Not exactly,” answered the second reader.
“I can tell by looking, but it’s not really a great indicator.
I can tell if it’s on by watching the light, but I don’t know what’s going to happen when you turn the heat on.”
Another reader said, “The light’s on, but there’s no heat.
I’ve checked with the temperature gauge and it’s still on.”
And a third asked, “[The temperature] is on, and I’m watching the heat, but the light’s not.”
“I have to get the thermostat,” said one person.
“What can I do?”
Another person said, “[I] just turn on the air, and it works.”
And this person’s question was a common refrain: “I’m just wondering what I can do if the thertophere’s on but the air is on?”
A new survey by the University of Florida showed that there’s a lot more to air conditioning than just temperature and light.
It found that the thermoregulation of your home is a key factor in how it performs.
“If the air temperature is low and there’s low humidity, the thermosheater won’t work,” said Andrew R. Dickey, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UF.
“If the temperature is high, you’re going to have to do a lot of work.”
“If you have a large open space and there are a lot objects around, that’s going be more problematic,” he added.
“So the thermo system needs to be able to handle a lot, and the thermic effect of the air will make it possible.”
In addition to keeping your air conditioning on, you’ll also need to be aware of what’s happening when you open the door.
A lot of the time, it will just open and close and then stay closed.
But there’s another element to consider: the way that air moves through your home.
That can have a huge effect on the way the air behaves.
“Air moving through a room can move more quickly than air moving through an open space, and so it can move slower,” Dickey explained.
“It may take longer for the air to cool, and that slows the flow.”
This is also true if there’s humidity, and humidity can have an effect on air circulation.
“When air is moving in a room, it’s moving through air, so if the humidity is high in the air it will cause a lot fewer air molecules to come together, and those molecules will be less able to diffuse around,” Dickson explained.
When you open a window, you can help to increase the air’s speed.
But it also increases the amount of air that is moving.
“To keep the temperature down, you want to keep the humidity at a very low level, because the molecules in the humid air will tend to be heavier,” Dixie said.
“When the humidity falls, it’ll make the air more turbulent, and more air will diffuse through it.”
The next time you have to open a door, Dixie suggests a little window cover to keep that moisture off the air.
“There are some things you can do to prevent that from happening,” he said.