How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Oklahoma City, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh 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 never-ending, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Reduce use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures as your air conditioner will probably 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 used, and considering the temperatures in Oklahoma City, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually affect 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 occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Oklahoma City are ahead, Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Gordon's 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 keep comfortable in Oklahoma City with the hot temperatures.

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