How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Gaithersburg, chances are that you could find yourself daydreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Lessen your use of appliances that make heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day 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 utilized, and considering the temperatures in Gaithersburg, your home can warm up very quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just away from your home for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any unnecessary heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure 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 steamiest days in Gaithersburg are ahead, Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be unavoidable, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Parker Pearce 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 Gaithersburg with the hot temperatures.

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