Four Strategies To Keep Cool When Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

Posted on: 29 September 2015


Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean the hot weather has subsided. If you're still relying heavily on your air conditioner as a way to keep your home cool, having the unit break down poses an inconvenience until you can get it repaired. The best thing to do as soon as the unit stops working is to call a licensed air conditioner repair service to arrange a visit. Because it might take a few days to get the parts to complete the repair, it's time to get creative to keep cool. Here are four unique strategies to stay comfortable in your home.

Chill Your Sheets

Remove the sheets from your bed, fold them and place them in your freezer where they'll cool throughout the day. When you're ready for bed, remove the sheets from the freezer and make your bed up, and then climb in. You'll instantly feel relief from their coolness and, while they'll return to room temperature a short while later, their initial cool temperature can be enough to help you fall asleep when it's warm in the house.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Staying hydrated is vitally important when it's hot in your home. When the temperature rises, you'll sweat more profusely and risk dehydration. Drinking is a simple way to regulate your body temperature and keep hydrated. The general guideline to follow for your daily water intake is nine cups of water per day for women and 13 cups of water per day for men.

Head To The Basement

Your home's basement can offer significant relief from the heat, so don't be afraid to make changes to your routine to allow for more time in this cool area. Setting up a table and eating your meals in the basement, enjoying entertainment in the form of movies or card games downstairs and even making up the pullout couch and sleeping downstairs can provide relief from the heat. If you have young children, this shift in routine can be a fun adventure that helps them forget about the heat in the rest of the house.

Generate Some Cool Air

While fans can be effective when it's hot in your home, you can increase their appeal by cooling the air in front of them. Place a cold, wet towel or a shallow pan of cold water and ice in front of the fan and turn it on. As the air passes over the towel or pan, it will drop in temperature and feel pleasant when it hits you.

For more information about repairing your AC unit, contact a company like Arc Electric & Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.