How To Stay Cool If Your AC Breaks
Most of the time, your air conditioner does a great job of keeping your Charlotte home cool. In some cases, however, for one reason or another, your air conditioner breaks down, leaving you to face the heat and humidity alone. It’s important, then, that before you face this situation, you put some plans in place to help you stay cool, even without the help of air conditioning, while you are waiting for repairs. To help get ahead of the problem, we at Putnam Mechanical offer these tips to help you stay cool in your Charlotte home when your air conditioner calls it quits.
1. Plan Your Movements
Moving around, even for normal activities, can quickly cause your body temperature to rise and release extra heat into your home. Therefore, before Putnam Mechanical has a chance to fix your air conditioner, it’s important to move around as little as possible. This makes a great excuse to relax on your couch and do next to nothing, as any extra movements will only make you more miserable. If you must move around, it’s important to plan what you need to do in advance so that you don’t waste unnecessary steps around your home.
2. Take Some Time Away
If your air conditioner is out for an extended period of time, it makes for a great time to run some errands around town. Since most stores can be counted on to have air conditioning, you can enjoy some free A/C while you check items off your to-do list. Add to that the air conditioning in your car, and you can enjoy essentially uninterrupted air conditioning while Putnam Mechanical takes care of your air conditioner at home. A nice relaxed walk around an indoor mall makes for a pleasant afternoon. If the repair is especially long, you can even take a trip out of town for a day or two to a place with working air conditioning.
3. Spend Time Outside
Even though the temperature outside can get quite hot, it still beats being in an enclosed house with no air conditioner. This is especially true if it’s a breezy day, as that will help it feel cooler so that it’s far more bearable than being inside. If you have some shade trees or other shade covering on your property, you can hang out here with a cold glass of water or lemonade while you wait for Putnam Mechanical to arrive to begin your air conditioner repairs.
4. Utilize Those Fans
Many people, even if they have fans installed in their homes, rarely put them to use. Whether you use your fans frequently or not, a broken air conditioner is a great opportunity to get your fans going. If you have box fans, you can place them in open windows to help draw in fresh air that will make the inside air more bearable. You can also maximize the cooling capacity of your fans by putting a bowl of ice or cold water in front of them so that you can enjoy a nice, refreshing breeze.
5. Take a Cool Shower or Bath
When your air conditioner isn’t working, the key to staying comfortable is making sure your body temperature doesn’t get too high. One highly effective way to do this is to take a cool shower or bath while you wait for Putnam Mechanical to complete your repairs. The cool water will help lower your body temperature, keeping it low even after you dry off. This will help you stay comfortable, especially if you have a fan running to keep air moving over your body. The key is to not get the water too cold because that will cause your body to begin shivering to create body heat, which will quickly negate any cooling effects.
Prompt, Reliable Service
When your air conditioner isn’t working, you don’t want any delays in getting it repaired. That’s why the professional technicians at Putnam Mechanical are available with the goal of same-day service to get your system back up and running as quickly as possible. Each of our technicians is knowledgeable and experienced, meaning your system will be fixed correctly the first time, thus limiting any downtime and lowering your out-of-pocket costs.
To help keep your system working great, Putnam Mechanical also offers extensive maintenance programs for both air conditioners and furnaces, giving you the peace of mind that your system will perform in extreme conditions. Alternatively, if it is discovered that your system can no longer be repaired, Putnam Mechanical offers many great options for replacement systems.
You can have confidence in what we say because we are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and have over 75 years of combined experience, not to mention our extensive five-star reviews from satisfied customers. We also work hard to reach out to our community through our Warm Winter Wish program and our HealthReach Community Clinic. If your air conditioner has stopped working properly, give us a call at Putnam Mechanical today.Tags: AC Service, AC Tips, Cooling