How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Houston, chances are that you could find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the unfortunate 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 unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. 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 may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the hottest part of the day as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. 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 Houston, your home can warm up very 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.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually change 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 used since they don’t decrease the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Houston are ahead, Church Services 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 Church Services a call at 713-396-3760 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Houston with the warm temperatures.

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