When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Tempe, chances are that you might find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Reduce use of appliances that make 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 warmest parts of the day 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 utilized, and considering the temperatures in Tempe, your home can warm up very quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any unnecessary heat out.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter 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 used since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Tempe are ahead, Orangutan Home Services is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Orangutan Home Services a call at 602-906-0111 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Tempe with the hot temperatures.