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4 Ways To Keep Your House Cool When Your AC Unit Goes Out

Published: July 23, 2021

When your AC unit goes out in the summer your house will start getting warmer by the second. There are a few practical steps that you can take to stop this from happening. Here are 4 tips that you need to do when trying to keep your house cool without having AC. First and foremost though, give us a call anytime day or night. After that, read on to learn what you can do right now to cool things off indoors.

Close Your Blinds

In the middle of the summer when the sun is beating down on your house the best thing that you can do to keep your house cool is close your blinds. This will take away any greenhouse effect that might be going on inside your house heating it up. Closing your blinds and making sure no sunlight is one of the easiest steps that you can take to keep your home cool.

Let Air In

At night one of the best things you can do is to open your windows. When the sun goes down outside and inside your home will start getting cooler. Opening your windows will allow any breeze that is outside to come in and cool down your home. You need to be careful when doing this to watch for any rain or bugs that may come in while your windows are open. Be sure to close your windows as soon as the sun is coming up because once again the temperature is about to rise again.

Check Your Fans

Many people do not know that ceiling fans actually go both ways and are supposed to be changed in the summer and the winter. Turning your fans counter clockwise will make sure that the air from below is circulating. You can also try setting up a fan to blow sitting behind a blow of ice. This will get more air moving and this air should be cool from the bowl of ice.

Don’t Cook Inside

Cooking inside with your oven or on the stove will surely heat up your house even more. Having an oven at 400 degrees is going to make your house feel like it is on fire. This is something that can be avoided and will keep your house cooler. Try grilling out or using a microwave while your AC is out is the best option for you. Eating cold food will also cool you down if you have some available in your home.

There are many different ways to cool down your house while your AC is out. The best way to cool down your house is calling the professionals at Service Tech HVAC. With years of experience the friendly professionals at Service Tech will be happy to help you with and needs or questions you might have.

About Service Tech, Inc.

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