In the midst of this record-breaking heatwave, air conditioning maintenance has become crucial for Phoenix residents. If your air conditioning installation isn’t working right or needs repair, you’ll be in for a rough time until you can get it fixed. Staying cool is not only important for your day-to-day comfort, but safety as well. Fortunately, the experts at Cooper Climate Control can not only repair and replace you’re AC unit, but has provided a list of ways you can stay cool and comfortable in the interim, as well as lowering your power bill as the summer marches on.
Make the Most of Fans
Contrary to popular belief, fans don’t cool rooms; they cool people by creating a wind chill effect. Keeping a fan blowing directly on you will not only keep you comfortable, but will also help save money, since fans cost significantly less to keep running than central air conditioning installations.
Wear a Wet Towel
Silly as it may sound, this is a great way to stay cool in Arizona. Soak a towel and drape it around your neck, applying to your forehead and wrists as needed. Whether out hiking or simply relaxing at home, this is a clever and effective trick to beat the Arizona heat.
Install Exterior Shade
Planting trees or installing shade sails or awnings is a great way to block the sun (and therefore, the heat) from reaching your home. In addition, you can invest in reflective window film, which functions similarly to window tinting for your car, to further keep indoor temperatures down.
Change Your Lightbulbs
Even something as simple as changing lightbulbs can help bring the heat down. Older, incandescent lightbulbs use more energy, which drives up your electric bill, and even generate a significant amount of heat on their own. Instead, switch over to CFL or LED lightbulbs, which use less energy and generate little-to-no heat.
Do Your Cooking Outside
It may seem counterintuitive to go outside in this heat, but if you think about it, do you really want to increase temperatures inside? Using ovens and stovetops produce heat (obviously) which raises the temperature in your home, so look at it as an excuse to barbecue on the patio! If you cannot cook outside for whatever reason, try to restrict usage of cooking appliances to the evening when temperatures are cooler, or limit yourself to using toaster ovens and microwaves.
Even with these tips, it’s important to have properly functioning AC at your home, especially in this current heatwave. For all your air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair needs in Phoenix, Arizona, seek out the experts at Cooper Climate Control. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!