How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs
When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Long Island, chances are that you might 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 unfortunate 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 never-ending, 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 may 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.
- 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 Long Island, 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 unnecessary heat out.
- Use fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, make sure you 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 warmest days in Long Island are ahead, Matz-Rightway is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Matz-Rightway a call at 631-406-9220 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Long Island with the warm temperatures.