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How to Cool Off if Your Air Conditioner Fails

It goes without saying that nobody wants to deal with an air conditioning emergency. However, the fact of the matter is that they do happen, and they are most likely to occur near the end of the summer season, after they’ve been used consistently day in and day out. The best way to prevent this from happening is to schedule routine maintenance so that our professionals can fully inspect and clean your air conditioner service.

However no air conditioner is 100% failure proof, and as such you need to know what to do if it suddenly breaks down. While our team is available 24 hours, you may still have to contend without a cooling system for a few hours until we can get to your home and make repairs. Therefore, we’ve shared some tips below on how to stay cool if you’re in this situation.

Keeping Cool

Keeping yourself and your family cool isn’t just about lowering the temperature of the air around you. You can also drink plenty of cool liquids to stay hydrated, and wipe yourself down with towels that have been soaked in cold water. Taking a cool or lukewarm shower can also help by removing dirt and sweat and making it easier for your body to release heat.

Use Your Resources

One way to keep your home cool is by placing wet sheets over open windows. As air enters your home through the windows, it will be cooled by evaporative cooling. Another way to achieve this effect is by placing ice cubes in a bowl, and then setting the bowl in front of a fan. You’ll have instant cool air.

Eliminate Sources of Heat

Be sure to keep additional sources of heat from impacting the temperature in your home. For example, it’s a good idea to turn off any incandescent lighting. And don’t use the oven or stove. Additionally, be sure to shut down equipment such as entertainment centers. You may be surprised by just how much heat they generate. Lastly, keep your window blinds down or shutters closed as this will restrict radiant heat from the sun from entering your living space.

Of course, none of these solutions compare to having a fully functioning air conditioning system, so be sure to call for repairs right away!

For 24-hour emergency air conditioning services in San Antonio, TX, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. 

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