How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

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 need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Reduce use of appliances that generate 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 the hottest part of the day as your air conditioner will most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a great deal 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 unnecessary heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used 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 Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 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.

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