When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Kitchener, chances are that you could 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 unfortunate reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may 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 great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Kitchener, 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.
- 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 occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Kitchener are ahead, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare a call at 519-804-1617 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Kitchener with the steamy temperatures.