When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Orlando, 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 busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Reduce use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day 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 great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Orlando, 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.
- Use fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Orlando 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 tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 407-329-7661 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Orlando with the warm temperatures.