How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Fort Lauderdale, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that make heat. Of course you can’t completely quit 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 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 used, and considering the temperatures in Fort Lauderdale, your home can warm up awfully 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 extra heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually affect 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 utilized since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Fort Lauderdale are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Fort Lauderdale with the hot temperatures.

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