How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

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

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

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Columbus, your home can warm up very 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 extra heat out.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is 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 hottest days in Columbus are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 614-334-3192 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Columbus with the hot temperatures.

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