You probably already know that your air conditioner will one day break down. What you do not know is the exact hour that will happen. Your wish, and that of every homeowner, is that the AC doesn’t break down at 2 am in the middle of a hot summer night.
But, even with the best-laid plans, it could happen, and your best defense is to stay prepared. In case it does, here are three things you can do as you wait for a heating and cooling contractor in St. Joseph to fix it.
Try to trap in the cool air in the house
If the temperature inside your home is cooler than the one outside, try to trap the cold in by keeping the house closed up. Shut the windows and draw the curtains to keep warm air out. But in case the night temperature is colder than your home, then open the windows to let the cold air in and cool down the house.
Then you can shut the windows when the sun comes up in the morning.
Use fans creatively
Since the motor of a fan adds heat to the room, it’s best to shut it down. But if you must use the fan, especially if occupants of the house are unable to sleep, then make the fan face the window, so it blows warm air out. If you are using a desk fan, place a pan with some blocks of ice in front of it.
The fan blows across the ice blocks, keeping the room warmer.
If the temperatures are becoming unbearable, it’s important that everyone in the house stays hydrated. Drink a lot of water or other fluids through the night as you wait for the air conditioner to be repaired.
When an air conditioner stops working in the middle of the night, you don’t need to panic. By adopting a few survival tactics, you can stay comfortable while waiting for help.