When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in San Antonio, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming 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 broken air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Reduce use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely stop 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 probably already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in San Antonio, 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 excess heat out.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help make certain your home is feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in San Antonio are ahead, Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air a call at 210-404-4233 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in San Antonio with the steamy temperatures.