How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Ogden, chances are that you could find yourself dreaming 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 non-working air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Reduce 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 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 lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Ogden, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any unnecessary heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually alter 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 occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Ogden are ahead, Barlow Service Experts is here to make certain 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 Barlow Service Experts a call at 801-436-8985 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Ogden with the hot temperatures.

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