When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Knoxville, chances are that you could find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the unfortunate reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner?
- Decrease use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely stop 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 probably already be working hard to keep your home cool.
- Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Knoxville, your home can warm up very quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just away from your home for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.
- Use fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help make certain your home is feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t reduce the air temperature.
Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Knoxville are ahead, R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 865-229-6176 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Knoxville with the steamy temperatures.