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How To Keep Cool While Waiting for AC Repair

At this time of year, it can feel like a major emergency if your air conditioner breaks down. Temperatures outside are heating up and your home can feel even hotter than outside without any airflow. And the good news is, our team can help. 

But while you’re waiting for a service call and air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA, there are a few things you can do to stay cool. Keep reading to learn more about how to stay cool inside your home when your air conditioner stops working.

Create Airflow

One of the best ways to feel cooler is by creating airflow in your home. You can turn on ceiling fans or even invest in box fans that plug into your wall. Whichever room you are in, make sure that the fans are turned on so that air keeps moving around you to simulate a breeze. Feeling airflow always makes your home feel cooler than it is, even when your air conditioner is operating. 

And you may even want to invest in a small plug-in fan for each room of your home that doesn’t have a ceiling fan. Depending on the problem, service for your air conditioner can take longer than you expect. We may have to order a special part or complete an extensive repair job. Even just a day or two without air conditioning can feel like an eternity when it’s hot outside.

Open Windows

Indoor air quality is another factor that can make your home feel hotter or cooler than it really is. If the air inside your home is not being consistently filtered, it can quickly grow stale. You can bring fresh air into your home by opening windows throughout the day. You can keep bugs out by keeping the screens on your windows closed while still enjoying the fresh air from outside. 

You can even maximize the effects of your fan by setting it near a window so that it’s bringing in even more fresh air from outside as it runs. Even though the air outside is hot, it is still fresh and can help the air inside your home feel lighter. After all, even without your AC unit working, indoor air pollution can meet up to five times higher than it is outside. Without your air conditioner, operating to filter the air these levels could be even higher.

Use a Dehumidifier

Another way to make your home feel cooler is by reducing the humidity levels. You can invest in a small one-room dehumidifier that can help to make your home feel cooler by removing some of the moisture from the air. When air is more humid, it naturally feels warmer than it really is. 

Usually, we recommend installing a whole-house dehumidifier, but this is an emergency situation. Even a small single-room humidifier can make a huge difference when your home feels unbearably hot. In fact, dehumidifying your house may be even more important if you’re leaving your windows open and allowing even more humidity inside while also bringing in fresh air.

Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help with your emergency AC needs. Call the doctor of home comfort today to schedule an appointment.

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