How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Richmond, 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 busted 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. Decrease use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely quit using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the hottest part of the day 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 utilized, and considering the temperatures in Richmond, 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 keep your home feeling comfortable. However, make sure 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 warmest days in Richmond are ahead, Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 804-548-4480 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Richmond with the warm temperatures.

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