How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in the Niagara Region, chances are that you might find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Reduce use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in the Niagara Region, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in the Niagara Region are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 289-273-2229 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in the Niagara Region with the warm temperatures.

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