How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Rochester, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the sad reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly never-ending, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Decrease use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses might help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures 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 an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Rochester, your home can warm up very quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any extra heat out.

  3. Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually change 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 decrease the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Rochester are ahead, Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Strogen's 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 keep comfortable in Rochester with the warm temperatures.

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