Summer 2013 in Atlanta – One of the Coolest Summers on Record
Well, this summer was different than the norm – wouldn’t you agree? The cool, wet summer was a little refreshing, but now what should we expect for the winter season? Kirk Mellish of WSB Radio recently wrote a blog article about the winter season forecast and how it relates to our recent cool – wet summer.
You can read the complete article online at http://www.wsbradio.com/weblogs/kirk-mellishs-weather-commentary/2013/sep/05/cool-wet-summer-harsh-winter/.
In summary, the 2013 summer season tied for the fourth coolest summer on record with seven other years. The most recent cool summer season occurred in 2003. This year, the hottest it officially got was 92 degrees. During the entire summer of 2013, there were only 10 days in the 90s while rainfall was above the normal.
Indoor Air Quality Problems After Cool – Wet Summers
While we enjoyed a cooler than normal summer, the increased rainfall will cause air quality issues this fall. This continued dampness will contribute to heavy mold growth. Symptoms of fall mold allergies include sneezing, runny nose, and flu-like symptoms. Because the summer was cool, your home’s air conditioning system may not have worked to its full capacity, which may have allowed moisture to increase inside your home contributing to mold growth. The best solution to remove that moisture is to install a whole-house dehumidifier. This should be installed and connected with your home’s HVAC system. These units are more expensive than portable units, but in the long run they will consume less energy.
Atlanta Winter Weather 2014 Outlook and Recommendations
What should you expect for the winter season? According to Farmer’s Almanac, the Southeast will experience chilly and wet conditions. With this prediction in mind, remember to make sure your home’s heating and air conditioning system is ready to face the cold. Regular maintenance is the key factor to ensuring your home is prepared. Empire Heating and Air Conditioning has two recommendations for Atlanta homeowners – get your home’s HVAC system tuned-up and find out if your home needs a dehumidifier. If we can help you fulfill these recommendations, please contact us at 404-294-0900.