I regularly turn our cooling system down to dry out the home when using caulk

I regularly turn our cooling system down to dry out the home when using caulk

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I have had an endless list of chores to tackle this past week.

It started with throwing a modern coat of paint on the outside of our house.

When I painted it 10 years ago, I opted to buy cheap paint separate from considering the longevity. It looks so terrible from the road that you can see the old paint showing underneath the layer of white I poorly painted. It took several mornings of constant back splitting toil to finish the entire project. My next task was removing all of our part carpets & cleaning them in the backyard. I put them over our fence, vacuum out all of the dust & dirt, & after that the people I was with and I blast them with our power washer. It takes a few hours in the sun to get them to dry fully, so I regularly make sure to start the chore as early in the day as I can reasonably manage. Once that was finished, I then had one final chore to complete. All of the sinks, showers & window sills in our home needed to be resealed with silicone caulk. It’s not the hardest task in the world, but it’s time consuming & takes a degree of patience that not all possess. On top of the toil involved—all of crouching, awkward bending, & fitting into tight spaces—you must give it several hours before putting on additional coats. Occasionally you’re fortunate & it only takes one, other times you have to add multiple or four. This makes the whole process seriously time consuming. To speed things up, I regularly make sure to turn our cooling system to a low temperature to accomplish two tasks at once. It keeps a strong air circulation in the home while the cooling system also naturally pulls moisture from the air. When your home is below 50% humidity, it drastically cuts into the time it takes for most caulk to fully dry. It might be the best way to dry out your indoor air separate from outright using a dehumidifier of some sort congested into a normal wall outlet. Occasionally your heating & cooling system can be used for untraditional tasks.

 

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