How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Edmonton, 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 non-working 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 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 peak temperatures as your air conditioner will more than 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 Edmonton, your home can warm up awfully 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 excess heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help make certain your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t reduce the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Edmonton are ahead, McKinley Heating Service Experts is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give McKinley Heating Service Experts a call at 780-800-7092 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Edmonton with the warm temperatures.

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