How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Atlanta, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a busted 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. Lessen your use of appliances that generate heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will most likely 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 used, and considering the temperatures in Atlanta, 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 excess heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being utilized since they don’t decrease the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the warmest days in Atlanta are ahead, Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make certain 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 Peachtree 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 Atlanta with the warm temperatures.

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