How Do You Handle Hot Weather if Your AC Needs Replacing?

Summer’s here and things are great until the air conditioning system goes awry. No one finds this scenario a fun time to experience, because now they have to deal with the heat without their prized possession, the air conditioner unit.

Air conditioning systems can go down, and they rarely choose a cooler day for it to happen. It’s usually during some of the hottest times of the season. While you spend time choosing a system for your home that stays within your financial budget, you’ll need to know how to stay cool. Here, we’ll discuss ways you can stay on the cooler side of things while you’re waiting for the installation of a new system.

Tips for handling hot weather when your AC needs replacing

There are several ways that you can handle the hot temperatures when your air conditioning system is out of commission. The tips we’ll explore are:

  • Planning your days
  • Keep out most of the outside heat
  • Use fans where needed
  • Dehumidify your home

It’s important to plan out your days. You should do things that take the most energy before the hot sun comes out or after it goes down at night. Plan your days accordingly. Also, keep the sun’s rays out of your home by shutting doors and keeping curtains closed. As hard as it sounds, you need to keep your windows closed as well. The less heat coming into your home that you have to deal with, the better.

Ceiling fans and standing fans will help. They won’t cool down the air in the room, but they will keep it circulating. This will give you some comfort to an otherwise hot room by having the air blowing against your skin while aiding the evaporation process. Along with the fans, use a dehumidifier. By taking the humid air out of your home, your effectively dropping the air temperature by some degree to a more livable state.

There are several ways to stay cool when your AC unit breaks. Plan your day out to maximize peak times and keep as much hot air out of your home as much as you can. This will help you get through the heat wave while you wait for the installation of your new system. Call us at 408-295-2182, and we’ll get your air conditioning system up and running quickly so you don’t have to deal with the heat for long.