Summer. There are so many reasons to love this time of year. Warm temperatures, long days spent outside or by the poolside, BBQ’s, the possibilities are endless. While we love spending those long summer days out doing what we love most, sometimes the humid Florida heat gets the best of us and when that happens, we retreat to the comfort of our cool, air conditioned homes. However, when your air conditioning needs a repair, how do you keep your Gainesville home cool and comfortable? There are several little things every homeowner can do to keep their home cool during the summer without having to use air conditioning.
Block the Sun
The easiest way to keep your home cool this summer while you are waiting to have your air conditioner repaired, is to block out the sun. The best way you can block out the sun is to keep your blinds closed or your shades drawn. Simply closing your blinds can keep your house drastically cooler throughout the day while you are waiting to get your AC up and running again.
Ceiling fans do a lot to keep your home cool and comfortable, as long as they are rotating in the right direction. Believe it or not, your fan’s direction should be adjusted seasonally. During the summer, your fan should be rotating counter-clockwise. This will create a breeze effect in your home and keep you feeling cool during the day.
Open Up at Night
Okay, so hopefully it won’t take this long to have your air conditioner repaired, especially if North Central Florida Air Conditioning is doing the repair, but sometimes it is unavoidable. While some nights may be as hot and sticky as ever, there is still the potential for temperatures to drop so you can let in a nice, refreshing breeze.
Call North Central Florida Air Conditioning today for all of your air conditioning maintenance and repair needs.