When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Birmingham, chances are that you may 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 busted air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- 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 can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures as your air conditioner will most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Birmingham, your home can warm up pretty 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.
- Use fans. While fans don’t actually alter 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 used since they don’t lower the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Birmingham are ahead, Norrell Service Experts is here to ensure 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 Norrell Service Experts a call at 205-267-0023 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can maintain your comfort in Birmingham with the steamy temperatures.