How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in San Antonio, chances are that you might find yourself fantasizing 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 non-working air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that generate 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 most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in San Antonio, 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 excess heat out.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the warmest days in San Antonio are ahead, San Antonio Air Service Experts is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give San Antonio Air Service Experts a call at 210-570-9705 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in San Antonio with the warm temperatures.

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