The summer is a great time of year, especially when the sun starts to crack the flags. But, it’s also an uncomfortable time. There is no doubt that the sun’s rays aren’t always welcome because they can get too hot. When you’re stuck at home, this is a major problem. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer in your own home any longer thanks to these tips.
Here are the tricks of the trade that will help you beat the heat this summer.
Cover The AC Unit
Air conditioning units are lifesavers in the summertime because they keep the cold air flowing. When the mercury hits record temperatures, cold air is the only way to prevent evaporation! But, the problem with an HVAC unit is that they aren’t infallible to the sun either. UV rays can cause as much damage, if not more, to an air conditioner as they lead to overheating. Of course, overheating leads to a broken air con unit, which is almost like the end of the world. By shielding it from the sun, the motor should keep cool and last longer, pumping the cold air out until the temperature drops.
Get It Fixed
Sadly, covering your air con unit won’t be enough to keep it from breaking down. Like all industrial machines, air conditioners suffer from wear and tear, and you will wear it down over the summer. As a result, it’s likely to stop working or at least slow down at some point. When that happens, you need to call an HVAC repair person as soon as possible. Hopefully, they will be able to use their experience and expertise to get it working again. Of course, you could try it alone, but you’re just asking for trouble. Air con units aren’t basic pieces of equipment, which means you might do more damage.
Close The Windows
Opening the windows to let in fresh air is an excellent idea according to conventional wisdom, but it doesn’t work for a number of reasons. The first is that the warm air from outside will negate the cold air from the AC. So, instead of feeling cool and refreshed, you’ll feel clammy and overly hot. Even if you don’t have an AC unit, opening the windows isn’t a good option. By covering them during the hottest part of the day, the drapes will reflect the heat and keep the interior cooler.
Turn Down Appliances
Certain household devices are essential to everyday life. If you think about it, can you survive without a fridge or a washing machine or a dryer? The answer is probably, but life would be so much harder! However, relying on appliances means they give off more heat, particularly the larger items. By turning them down, they use less energy and give off less heat. If you insist on using them, you should try and ration usage to the times when the temperature isn’t as high.
If you’re sick and tired of stewing in sweat at summer, these tips can help.
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