How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Albany, 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 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 make 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 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 taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Albany, 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 unnecessary heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Albany are ahead, Roland J. Down Service Experts is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Roland J. Down Service Experts a call at 518-417-2938 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Albany with the hot temperatures.

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