How To Stay Cool If Your AC Breaks

June 8, 2020

How To Stay Cool If Your AC BreaksStaying cool becomes imperative when your air conditioner breaks down and you need to wait for a repair or replacement. Murphy Company Heating & Cooling in Louisville understands the severity of not having a cool home. That’s why we can offer you fast assistance with your AC repair. While you’re waiting, here are a few ways to stay cooler and cope during an uncomfortable time without AC.

1. Use Natural Cooling

Once the sun sets, open some windows to let the warm air out and cooler air in. Be sure to close the windows once the sun begins to rise in the morning, so the opposite doesn’t happen.

2. Use Your Fans Wisely

Ceiling Fans can be switched to go from clockwise to counterclockwise. When the blades are spinning counter clockwise, they pull warm air up and circulate cold air below. You should turn fans off when people aren’t in the room to conserve energy. If you have an attic fan, turn it on in the evening and off in the morning.

3. Don’t Add Heat

Your stovetop and oven generate a lot of heat. Dishwashers and clothes dryers can raise indoor temperatures too. You should avoid using these when your AC unit is on the fritz. Instead, cook outside using a grill to keep from adding heat indoors or perhaps an electric burner for use outside as well. You should limit indoor cooking to the microwave if possible.

4. Close the Blinds

Close the blinds and lower any shades to prevent sunlight from coming through your windows. Sunlight will quickly heat a home unless it’s blocked. This is especially important for rooms that face west or south.

5. Use Ice to Cool Down

You can place a bowl of ice in front of a personal fan to cool down. If you don’t have a good fan, buy one at any big box store for around $10 to $15 dollars. Another idea is to put a bag of ice in a casserole dish to help cool a room.

Murphy Company Heating & Cooling is a company in Louisville, KY, that can help you stay cool during the summer. We offer heating and cooling services including maintenance, repairs, and replacements. Other services we provide include indoor air quality assessments and solutions, duct design, and custom fabrication. Contact us today to learn more about the ways we can assist with your indoor climate comfort.

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