How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Wheeling, 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 harsh reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely stop 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 probably 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 taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Wheeling, 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.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t decrease the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Wheeling are ahead, Comfort Masters 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 Comfort Masters 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 Wheeling with the warm temperatures.

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