How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Elkhart, chances are that you might 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 non-working 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? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that make heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may 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.

  2. 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 Elkhart, your home can warm up awfully 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 excess heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t reduce the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Elkhart are ahead, BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give BW/Cook 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 stay comfortable in Elkhart with the warm temperatures.

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