When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Belleville, chances are that you could find yourself dreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the unfortunate 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?
- 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.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount 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.
- 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 Home Services by Enercare is here to ensure 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 D&K Home Services by Enercare a call at 613-707-2421 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 warm temperatures.