What to Do When Your AC Breaks Down During Summer

The summer brings the hottest days of the year and one of the worst things that could happen this summer is discovering that your air conditioning is broken right when you need it most. Can you live without air conditioning or do you want to get it repaired as soon as possible? Not all AC repair companies can be at your doorstep today and if it’s the hottest days of the summer, then chances are they might be booked solid by the time you call.Man fixing HVAC unit

Schedule an Air Conditioning Repair Appointment

You’ll want to get your air conditioning repaired at some point, whether it’s today or later this week. The sooner you call, the sooner you can AC repair to get it fixed. This allows you to get scheduled before the air conditioning company gets booked even longer and gets you your air conditioning back sooner rather than later.

While waiting for your scheduled appointment, you can try a few of the following tips to keep cool during the summer’s hotter days.

Avoid Using the Oven and Microwave as Much as Possible

In fact, using any sort of appliance or device that generates a significant amount of sleep can add to the overall unpleasantness of a hot summer day. This isn’t just limited to ovens and microwaves and also includes computers and laptops, too.

Draw the Curtains During the Day

You can reduce the amount of incoming heat by drawing curtains (or even getting blackout curtains) so that less sunlight enters the home. You can always re-open curtains that the sun isn’t directly feeding through into your home.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important no matter what but it becomes critical when you don’t have air conditioning and when it’s hot outside. It can be helpful to avoid certain beverages like coffee, tea, and alcohol during an AC outage as each of these beverages have diuretics that remove moisture from your body. Instead, drink plenty of water and juices that will keep you hydrated and help you stay cool.

Turn On Fans in the Home

Everything from ceiling fans to boxing fans to smaller desktop fans can go a long way in helping you and your family stay cool during a hot summer day. Even running the blower fan in the ventilation system can help in keeping you cool and keeping air circulating throughout the home.

Leave the House and Find Air Conditioning Elsewhere

If you’re in a pinch and the heat is getting too unbearable for your family, you can always go for a quick personal or family outing to somewhere that has air conditioning available. Community centers, malls, movie theatres, and restaurants are great places to start that will almost always have air conditioning available and gives you something to do during the day or evening. Going to the pool is another great option for staying cool that gets you out of the house.

Contact us today at Comfort Experts, Inc to learn more about how to stay cool during the summer while waiting on your AC repair appointment. We also provide AC repair to local homeowners and businesses – give us a call to set up an appointment and we’ll get your air conditioning working in no time!