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When temperatures soar we run inside our homes and flip on the air conditioning to cool off. Sometimes, the air conditioner does not work. Whether it is due to technical mishaps or an energy-saving plan, you need relief fast. Call your preferred HVAC technician to provide proper AC maintenance and care if technical difficulties are the issue. In the meantime, we can strategize to cool down using what we have on hand.
Depending on how hot and humid the air is outside, keeping the windows open or closed will be more beneficial. If there is a nice breeze out, open certain windows and doors to create a nice drafty cross-breeze.
If the weather outside is blazing hot, keep every door and window shut, this will lock the cooler air inside the house. In addition, minimize the heat inside of the home by blocking the amount of sunlight and heat that enter the home. One way to assist is by closing blinds and drapes.
Remember that heat rises, so move yourself to the lowest part of your home, whether that is the first floor or the basement.
This is also the time to bring out the old portable fans. Even a ceiling fan can bring a considerable amount of relief. Simply reach for the top of the ceiling fan and move the switch to the summer setting. This should reverse the rotation of the fan blades counterclockwise, which ushers cool air down towards you.
Turn off the lights and work by natural sunlight, which should be abundant. If tiled or wood floored areas are available in your home, try creating a workspace there.
Dressing in light layers helps keep you feeling cool and refreshed. Stay away from hot foods and drinks that warm up your body. Alcoholic drinks and caffeinated drinks are particularly heating and dehydrating. Drink water, even if it is at room temperature, to keep your body as cool as possible.
You can also create your own cooling system by placing a bowl of ice or ice water in front of a portable fan.
After you shower, turn on the bathroom fan to reduce the amount of humidity that spreads throughout the house.
If all else fails, move yourself into a nearby coffee house or the local library for more permanent relief. High heat can cause sickness so be sure to find the help you need.
Service Champions specialists know how important air conditioning is to the comfort of every home. That is why our teams deliver superior heating and air conditioning care alongside impeccable customer service. If your central air system is in need of expert attention, have Service Champions HVAC contractors visit for AC maintenance, repairs or a full-service air conditioning installation.
Call one of our friendly representatives in our call center or visit us online and book an appointment at your convenience.