When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Nashville, chances are that you might find yourself daydreaming 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 broken air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Lessen your use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of 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 most 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 Nashville, your home can warm up very 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 unnecessary heat out.
- Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t reduce the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Nashville are ahead, Donelson Air Service Experts 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 Donelson Air Service Experts a call at 615-953-9885 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Nashville with the warm temperatures.