When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Austin, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the unfortunate 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 unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely quit using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the hottest part of the day as your air conditioner will most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Austin, your home can warm up pretty quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any extra heat out.
- Use fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t reduce the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Austin are ahead, Strand Brothers Service Experts is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-592-3072 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Austin with the hot temperatures.