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3 Ways to Stay Cool If Your Air Conditioner Breaks

May 17th, 2017

Summer is one of the most anticipated times of the year. Trips to the beach, sun-kissed skin, frozen cocktails, with longer days of warm sunshine. The summer months are great and all, but what if I told you, you had to endure the long summer months without an air conditioner? Would you still relish this time of year?

Air conditioners are nifty little machines that keep us cool and sleeping comfortably when the heat and humidity become unbearable. The first modern air conditioner came on the scene in 1902, not to cool the inside of a home, but to decrease the humidity in a plant the inventor worked at. Even automobiles did not see their first modern air conditioner until 1953.

What did people do to keep cool all these years before air conditioning was standard in every car and home? Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. knows how important the air conditioner is to Philadelphia residents when June hits.

Cotton Sheets Are the Way to Go – Out with the silk and satin sheets and in with the cotton. Cotton is a lightweight and breathable material that provides ventilation and airflow on those extra humid nights. It also doesn’t hurt to turn your ceiling fan on extra high speed, too. Bonus tip: Make sure the ceiling fan is turning counter-clockwise to pull hot air up.  

Avoid Using the Oven – This is a no brainer. The oven produces unnecessary heat which will add up to 10 degrees inside your home. Instead, use a grill outside, or opt for sandwiches, and wash it down with a nice, cold lemonade.

Ice, Ice, Baby – Beat the heat, maybe only for a moment, by sticking sheets in the refrigerator or freezer. Another handy ice trick, place a block of ice in a shallow dish and position it in front of a fan. This can be repeated over and over until no ice is left.

If you don’t think you can survive off of these tips, or you tried, and you miss your air conditioner, contact Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for fast and reliable AC repair in Montgomery County and its surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more about our special deals and warranties at 215-240-8610.

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