How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Toronto, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Lessen your use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Toronto, 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 unnecessary heat out.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually affect air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, remember to 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 Toronto are ahead, Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Commercial HVAC a call at 905-453-6700 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Toronto with the steamy temperatures.

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