How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Roanoke, chances are that you might find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a busted air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that make heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a lot of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Roanoke, your home can warm up pretty quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any extra heat out.

  3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help make certain your home is feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being used since they don’t reduce the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Roanoke are ahead, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Roanoke with the warm temperatures.

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