When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Edmonton, 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 sad reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Reduce 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 peak temperatures 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 a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Edmonton, your home can warm up pretty 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.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t reduce the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Edmonton are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 587-404-0790 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Edmonton with the steamy temperatures.