How to Stay Cool When Your Air Conditioning Unit Breaks Down
When your air conditioning system breaks down in the middle of the hot summer months, it can feel like the end of the world. It only takes a few minutes for you to start feeling the heat from outside creeping into your home. Fortunately, there are various tactics that you can implement to help stay cool while your air conditioning system is getting repaired.

Turn on Your Ceiling Fans

Turning on your ceiling fans is one of the best ways to help keep you and your family comfortable until your air conditioning system is back up and running. These fans will help to force a breeze down onto you and make you feel like it's colder than it actually is. In fact, using a ceiling fan on a high-speed setting can make it feel between 8 and 10 degrees cooler than it is in your home.

Cook Outdoors

While you may be used to cooking on the stove in your house, it creates a lot of unwanted heat. It's best to avoid cooking inside and instead opt for using an outside grill. If you don't have a grill, consider eating out or opt for putting together a cold-style meal.

Use Your Windows Appropriately

When your windows are utilized appropriately, they can help you deal with the excessive summertime heat. During the daylight hours, it's typically best to keep your windows and doors closed. If you have blinds or curtains, you should utilize them to block out the sunlight. Allowing direct sunlight to come into your home can increase the temperature between 10 and 15 degrees. To stay cool during the overnight hours, you may opt for opening your windows. Make sure that you are in an environment that does not have high humidity. Opening your windows could make it feel hotter than it is in your home.

Stay Hydrated

As you're working throughout your day, it can be very easy to forget to stay hydrated. It's vital that you make it a habit to stay hydrated throughout the day, as cold beverages such as water can help to lower your body's temperature. If you're struggling with the heat, don't shy away from dousing yourself with cold water while getting a drink.

Be Mindful About the Lights You Use

While you're avidly waiting for your air conditioning system to get fixed, you want to be mindful of the types of lighting that you use for outdoor homes. If you still have any incandescent light bulbs in any fixtures throughout your home, you're best to avoid using them until your air conditioner gets fixed. Opt for turning on LED and CFL lights that emit the smallest amount of heat.

Call Us Today

If your air conditioning system is on the fritz, then it's time to give us a call. Let our HVAC professionals at DuctWorks Heating and Air Conditioning handle evaluating the problem and get it fixed as quickly as possible so that your family can get back to enjoying all the comforts that come along with home air conditioning.
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