How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Memphis, chances are that you might 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 harsh reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. 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 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.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Memphis, 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 unnecessary heat out.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, ensure you 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 hottest days in Memphis 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 tough to avoid, 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 901-235-1196 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Memphis with the hot temperatures.

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