There are so many awesome things associated with home ownership. But, it can be expensive, time-consuming, and responsibility-laden. The endless list of chores for a homeowner can seem overwhelming. Inevitably, something is forgotten and something will break down. It happens to all of us. Unfortunately, your air conditioner usually breaks down at the most inopportune time, right in the middle of summer and on the hottest day of the year. Today’s HVAC service technicians are busy, and you may not be able to get a service appointment for a couple of days. Is it just bad luck? Is your air conditioner out to get you? Of course, it’s not. Air conditioners are most likely to stop working when they’re working at their hardest. This is when you need them the most! Here are a few tips from Advanced Appliance Service to keep cool when your air conditioner goes out…..
Cool Yourself Down
If your air conditioner stops working, first think of all the ways you can cool yourself down rather than your home. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. You can put a towel under cold water, wring it out, then wrap it around your neck. Wear it around your neck for a while. If you’d rather put an ice pack around your neck, you’ll probably want to wrap it in a washcloth or towel so it’s not to cold on your skin.
Use Fans in your Winston-Salem home
Turn on your ceiling fans and place portable fans throughout the house. Just make sure your ceiling fan is turning the correct direction for summer. A nice breeze can go a long way in cooling you off.
Avoid Heat-Generating Appliances
The oven, dryer, and dishwasher create a lot of heat that will warm up your house every time you use them. Think of using your outside bbq grill for cooking or eat foods that are served cold. A cool salad is better than a hot bowl of soup when you’re hot. Instead of using the dryer or dishwasher, air dry both your laundry and your dishes.
Keep Out the Sun and Humidity
Close your windows and blinds. Direct sunlight is a great way to heat up your home – which is the last thing you want to do right now. You may be tempted to open windows to let in some fresh air, but you’ll also be letting in humidity. If the nights are cooler and drier, go ahead and open the windows but only at night.
Consider Buying or Renting A Portable A/C Unit
If you know you might be without air conditioning for a while, consider renting or purchasing a portable air unit. They range in price depending on their size and capabilities. If you’re looking for an inexpensive fix, you could purchase a mini portable air unit that cools your personal space. It may help you get a better night’s sleep.
Regular A/C Maintenance Schedule in Winston-Salem
Keep up with your regular maintenance schedule for your home’s air conditioner. It’s the best prevention for costly repairs and unexpected replacements. The highly skilled HVAC service technicians at Advance Appliance Service are trained to find the problem before it becomes a problem in your home. So, don’t get caught without air conditioning this summer! Advanced’s regular maintenance for your HVAC system will keep you in the cool!