When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Charleston, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. Of course for some homeowners, the unfortunate reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now need 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 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 peak temperatures as your air conditioner will most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- 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 Charleston, 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.
- Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually affect air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t decrease the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Charleston are ahead, Pardee Service Experts is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Pardee Service Experts a call at 843-410-6103 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Charleston with the hot temperatures.