Prepare for the Next Big Heatwave
The summer is here! It’s the perfect time to use that new grill, turn on the sprinkler, and have some outdoor fun! The weather is way more likely to be comfortable and enjoyable outdoors than too hot, especially when you’ve got some shade and cool refreshments to keep you comfy.
However, those “too hot” days are still headed our way whether we like them or not, and it’s up to us to remain comfortable and safe when they reach us.
Aside from investing in AC repair in Knoxville, TN when something goes wrong, you still need to work to keep your home cool and comfortable for the rest of your family when temperatures reach the three digits.
This blog post is all about a few strategies to keep in mind when things get too hot, and how you can better prepare for the next heatwave that’s coming our way.
Hydration is an important factor when staying safe and cool during a heatwave. Our bodies actually use sweat to evaporate heat when things are uncomfortable, and that sweat can very quickly deplete our water reserves. Make sure you and your family are drinking plenty of water on a hot day, and don’t be afraid to make some tasty beverages to encourage this.
Use Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans might seem needless when you’ve got air conditioning (or at least some air conditioning), but that’s just not the truth. Ceiling fans can circulate air so that your whole home can feel the cool treated air of an air conditioner.
Ceiling fans also create a breeze that can help evaporate sweat from your body and make you feel even cooler than the temperature might read. Overall, these devices provide a pretty big impact on the tiny amount of electricity they require!
Block Out the Sunlight
One of the main reasons for things getting too hot in the summer is direct contact with sunlight. Have you ever seen those videos of people cooking an egg on their car’s dashboard, or in a pan on their porch? Temperature readings might be high, but they’re usually much higher in direct sunlight.
On those hot days, make sure you use your curtains and shades to keep the sunlight out of your home so it can stay cool and comfortable.
Call for AC Help Quickly
The faster you call our team for support with your malfunctioning air conditioner, the more likely it will be that we can get it up and running again quickly. Even if you see a decreased output from your system, that can still be a big deal–either signaling a decline in efficiency or that a problem is just beginning.
Our team can and will get your air conditioner back up and running again when you need it. The most important thing for you to do is just call us and tell us about your problem. Focus on keeping you and your family comfortable and safe, and we’ll do the rest.
Call Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling for immediate AC help. Welcome to the Family!