How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Belleville, chances are that you could find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely quit using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts 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 taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Belleville, 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 extra heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help make certain your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t reduce the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Belleville are ahead, D & K Heating 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 steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give D & K Heating Service Experts 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 Belleville with the hot temperatures.

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