How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Livermore, chances are that you may 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 busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that create 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 the hottest part 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 a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Livermore, 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, make sure you 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 Livermore are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 925-364-5427 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Livermore with the steamy temperatures.

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