How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

    August 18, 2015

    When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Austin, chances are that you might find yourself dreaming about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the sad 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 endless, sweltering days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

    1. Decrease use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will more than likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

    2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in a great deal of heat if your window coverings aren’t taken advantage of, and considering the temperatures in Austin, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just out of the house for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any excess heat out.

    3. Take advantage of fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, ensure you 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 steamiest days in Austin are ahead, Strand Brothers Service Experts is here to make certain 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 Austin with the warm temperatures.

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