A/C, Ducts, and Dampers

Scarcely six weeks after a 3-day blizzard, 17″ of snow, and single-digit wind chill . . . it’s officially Summer in the Twin Cities!

And how:  temps locally thru Memorial Day are forecast to breach 90º, with humidity levels more typical of August.

Given that blast of heat, area homeowners can be forgiven for skipping the window screens, and going directly to air conditioning — central, preferably.

Summer Home Prep

While not complicated, there can be more involved than just hitting the a/c “on” switch.

At least in my home, it also involves closing a furnace damper, as well as shutting several basement ceiling ducts, to prevent the lower level from becoming arctic-cold.

Minnesotans endure plenty of that already . . .

See also, “Q: What’s the Opposite of Winterizing a Home?“; and “Twin Cities Spring, 2018 in One Word (and One Expletive).”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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