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Is Your Home Feeling Hot? Check These 5 Things While Waiting for Your HVAC Service

Apr 24, 2021

We’ve reached the time of year in which an HVAC outage can make our homes unbearably warm and uncomfortable. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can do to keep your home as cool as possible before your HVAC technician arrives with a fix.

Cover Your Windows

If it is bright and sunny outside, you definitely want to keep as much of that heat out of your home as possible. A great way to do so is simply to cover your windows. Consider closing your curtains and blinds and seeing if it has any effect on the temperature of your home.

Check the Rotation of Your Ceiling Fan

Do you have a ceiling fan? If so, you’ll want to take a moment to ensure it is rotating counterclockwise. This is critical during warmer months because it allows warm air to be pushed up toward the ceiling. If your fan is rotating clockwise, it’s simply pushing that warm air down toward you.

Be Conscious of Your Cooking Plans

It’s no secret: using your oven can raise the temperature of your home by several degrees. Until your air conditioning is fixed, try to use some alternative methods of cooking. You’ll likely find that your home stays much cooler as a result.

Turn Off Some Lights

Are you still using incandescent or CFL bulbs? If so, keep them off as much as possible. Common incandescent bulbs can heat up to 335 degrees! CFL bulbs are significantly cooler at 179 degrees, but even that will contribute to heating up your home. LED bulbs, on the other hand, usually only heat up to around 90 degrees.

Stay Hydrated

Be sure to drink plenty of fluids if your home is heating up to an uncomfortable temperature. Drinking cold water or even placing cold rags on your neck and forehead can significantly reduce your body temperature.

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Tom came out on the same day I called and did a detailed analysis of the problem with the fan on our gas furnace, which turned out to be a defective circuit board. Had to order the replacement board, but Tom was able to hotwire the fan so that we had heat in the house that chilly evening. The next day, Rob (the owner) called with an estimate for replacing the bad board. It sounded reasonable, but I mentioned to him that I had seen an alternate board on Amazon.com that looked like it might also work. He was unfamiliar with that particular part, but after we hung up, he took the initiative to confirm that that alternate part would in fact work, which saved me more than $100 for the board. Rob then came out a few hours later (even earlier than he had promised) to install the board and check out the whole furnace, including the add-on humidifier, to make sure everything was working correctly. Great, fast service. I would certainly hire them again.

William Pence May 19, 2020

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