When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Kansas City, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming 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 non-working air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, sweltering 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 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 an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Kansas City, your home can warm up very quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess 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 decrease the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Kansas City are ahead, Neal Harris 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 things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Neal Harris Service Experts a call at 816-787-0500 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Kansas City with the hot temperatures.