When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Grand Island, chances are that you could 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 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 never-ending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your 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 the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Grand Island, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just away from your home for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home 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 Grand Island are ahead, McElroy 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 tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Grand Island with the steamy temperatures.