When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Houston, chances are that you may 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 harsh reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your use of appliances that create 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 more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Houston, your home can warm up pretty quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just away from your home for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any unnecessary heat out.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually affect air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t decrease the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Houston are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (713) 352-7887 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Houston with the hot temperatures.