In this 100-degree weather, you want your AC unit to be working at its best. There’s nothing better than being able to go from a cool car on the drive home to a cool home where you can relax and unwind. But when you come home to a warm, stuffy house, it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the night. If your AC unit has gone out, stay calm, the technicians at Ace Hi Plumbing will be there to help with air conditioning maintenance. But what do you do in the meantime?
Take a Cold Shower
It may sound kind of silly, but cooling down your body will help you withstand the heat until we arrive. Soak for a few minutes and put on something loose and cool to keep the air flowing.
Indulge in The Ice Cream That’s Been in Your Freezer Too Long
After a long day of work, on a hot day, lounging on the couch with a bowl of ice cream not only soothes the heat, but your soul! After a few bites, your whole body will start feeling a bit cooler.
Pull the Shades
To keep as much heat outside as possible, pull the shades or curtains down to keep the sunlight from shining in. The more light that enters the home, the hotter it will get, which if you have a broken air conditioner, is the last thing you want. Since the evenings in Loveland cool down quite a bit, open the windows at night. This will let as much cool air in your home as possible. If you have them, turn on some fans to keep the air circulating.
Check the Circuit Breaker and Power
If the AC is running a lot, it can cause a power surge, will can lead to a circuit breaker tripping. This is an easy, if not someone embarrassing, fix that you can do yourself. Simply find the right circuit breaker, flip the switch, and see if the AC comes back on.
Check the Thermostat
If it’s been a while since replacing the batteries in the thermostat, this could also be another simple fix. Dead batteries will cause the entire system to not know when to turn on and off. So, simply replace the batteries and see if the unit comes back on. You may need to manually turn it back on if it doesn’t start automatically.
- There aren’t many people who like to sleep when it’s uncomfortably hot, so here are some tips to get a good night’s sleep.
- Use cotton sheets
- Skim down the PJs
- Only use a top sheet if needed
- If the cold shower wore off, try dipping your feet in cold water
Preventing an AC Breakdown With Air Conditioning Maintenance
For most things, prevention is key. The same goes for your air conditioning unit. If you haven’t already, have your heating and cooling system inspected by a Loveland HVAC company. Technicians will clean the unit, ensure that nothing is blocking essential parts, and will look for any potential problems that may arise. You can also make sure that the unit isn’t running unnecessarily. Because nights on the Front Range are fairly cool, try not to let the system run overnight and use a fan instead.
If you’re in need of air conditioning maintenance, repair, or installation, get in touch with the team at Ace Hi Plumbing. We serve the communities of Loveland, Fort Collins, and Estes Park with superior service and professionalism. We strive to keep everyone in the area comfortable and safe. Give us a call today for an appointment.