Unfortunately, AC units can break down at the most inconvenient of times, such as in the middle of the summertime. As air conditioner professionals, we want to educate families on how they can prepare for, and survive an AC breakdown. The tips below should provide ample advice to help you keep cool in an emergency.
Utilize Ceiling Fans and Windows
Although it seems like an archaic way of cooling down, windows and ceiling fans can direct airflow and ventilate a hot property in the event of an air conditioning emergency. Make sure that your windows and doors allow a steady flow of air if there is a breeze outside. In rooms with ceiling fans, it’s probably best to close the windows and make the most of the cooling motion that the fans can provide when circulating air.
Cook More Efficiently
Cooking is one of the most significant contributors to rising temperatures and energy uses in our homes. If it’s possible to grill outside in the summer months, this will save energy and help to reduce the heat inside your property. Additionally, you can place slow cookers in your basement or garage. These devices are excellent, as they have short cooking times and release less heat.
Use Your Shades
Keeping the shades drawn during the hottest part of the day can help to keep the inside of your home cool during warmer weather conditions. We also advise opening up the shades in the evening time to maintain temperatures.
Spend More Time Outside
If you have a pool or live close to a lake, make the most of the summer weather and spend some time outdoors until your AC is fixed. Use the water to cool down and stay refreshed. Even running through the garden sprinklers is a great way to cool the body’s core temperature down during the summer heat.
Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning has been installing air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps in the Omaha area for over 50 years. The Getzschman family started in the heating and cooling business with one simple goal: to provide the best customer service and quality work. Call us today!