What to Do In An Emergen-AC
Keep Calm and Cool On
Nothing can make you sweat faster than a broken AC (literally and figuratively). In fact, so many homeowners lose their air conditioning during the summertime that we’ve created our own name for it: Emergen-AC.
Providing 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair service in Manalapan, NJ, and throughout our service area, 1st Choice will respond to your emergen-AC quickly and efficiently. But what can you do in the meantime to preserve that cool air? Here are some tips to keep your home comfy and cool for as long as possible.
Time to Beat the Heat
If your system shuts down unexpectedly, here’s what you can do for damage control:
Cook With Caution
Even a little bit of heat can flip the tables and make your home feel hot. Wherever possible, avoid using heat-producing appliances such as your oven or stove. Instead, use the microwave or treat yourself to a dinner out. A home-cooked meal is always nice. But you won’t enjoy it much when the cooking turns your home into a sauna.
What you choose to drink can affect how you feel. Sip on water or fruit juice and avoid diuretics—such as coffee, tea and alcohol—that remove moisture from your body.
Close the Curtains & Lower the Shades
The sun has a way of feeling hotter down the shore. To keep your home feeling cool, draw your curtains and close the shades. You’ll be amazed by how much hotter your home feels when it’s exposed to the sun.
Use Electric Fans
Remember that electric fan that’s been sitting in the garage? Plug it in and put it to good use while your AC is down for the count. It’s just another way you can ward off the heat until your technician arrives.
Set Your Ceiling Fans to Spin Counterclockwise
Time to use physics to your advantage. You might not realize it, but the blades on your ceiling fans are angled. The spinning direction will determine whether the air is circulated downward or upward. When the air is hot, your fan should be blowing in a counterclockwise direction to lift up the cooled air and distribute it throughout the room. Check to make sure your ceiling fans are rotating counterclockwise to ensure you’re getting the most use out of them.
Shut the Lights
Don’t let the lights be an afterthought. During the daytime, turn off any lights you don’t need. It might not seem like a big deal, but the lights in your home can radiate quite a bit of heat.
Use Makeshift Ice Packs
Sometimes, keeping cool means getting creative. Run some towels under cold water and place them in the freezer. Then wrap them around your neck and use them to keep cool.
Call 1st Choice for Emergency AC Service
We never take a broken air conditioner lightly. No matter when your AC shuts down—whether it’s daybreak or the dead of night—1st Choice will respond to your emergen-AC 24/7. There are plenty of HVAC companies in Manalapan, NJ—but there’s only one 1st Choice.
To request emergency AC service with our NATE-certified technicians, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning at 732.201.3840 or contact us online today.