How To Stay Cool If Your AC Goes Out


Published June 16, 2022
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It’s hot outside, and even hotter inside your home! If your AC goes out, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to stay cool until an HVAC repair technician can come fix the problem. We will share some tips with you in this blog post on how to keep yourself and your family comfortable until the issue is resolved. Stay cool!

What Causes Air Conditioners To Break Down?

One of the most common reasons for an AC unit to break down is a dirty filter. If the filter is clogged, it can’t work properly and will cause the AC to overheat. Be sure to check the filter regularly and clean or replace it if needed.

Another common reason for an AC unit to break down is a power outage. If the power goes out, the AC unit will shut off. Be sure to check the breaker box and reset any tripped circuits. You may also need to contact your power company to resolve the issue.

If your AC unit is still not working, you can try some DIY troubleshooting techniques. Check the thermostat to make sure it is set to “cool” and the temperature is set below the current room temperature. Make sure all doors and windows are closed so that cool air isn’t escaping. Also, check for any debris or foliage blocking the AC unit. If you can’t resolve the issue, be sure to contact an HVAC repair technician as soon as possible.

Ways To Stay Cool Until Your AC Can Be Repaired

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to stay cool while you wait for the AC unit to be fixed. Drink lots of cold water and avoid alcoholic beverages, which can actually cause you to feel hotter. Dress in loose, light-colored clothing made of natural fibers like cotton or linen. Close blinds or curtains to keep out sunlight, and use fans to circulate air. If you have access to a pool or sprinkler, take advantage of it!

We hope these tips help you stay cool until your AC unit can be repaired. Remember, if the problem persists, be sure to contact an HVAC technician as soon as possible. Stay safe and cool!

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