When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Oakville, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. 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 never-ending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the hottest part of the day 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 great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Oakville, 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 unnecessary heat out.
- Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually affect 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 reduce the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Oakville are ahead, Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare a call at 289-813-5566 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Oakville with the steamy temperatures.