When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Albany, chances are that you may find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Decrease use of appliances that create 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 peak temperatures 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 a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Albany, your home can warm up pretty 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 change 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 utilized since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Albany are ahead, D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 518-205-3324 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Albany with the hot temperatures.