How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Dayton, chances are that you could 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 must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease 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 might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day 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 great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Dayton, 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 extra 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, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t decrease the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Dayton are ahead, Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 937-503-7896 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Dayton with the hot temperatures.

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