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What to Do When Your AC Breaks Down

What to Do When Your AC Breaks Down

There is nothing as frustrating as being in the peak of the summer heat and all of a sudden your air conditioning stops working and your system just breaks down. Many of us have been there before, but very few people know exactly what to do when their air conditioning system breaks down. hvac

While no one ever wants this to happen, it is important to know what to do in case you find yourself in this situation.

Call A Professional HVAC Company Right Away

 As soon as your AC breaks down, you want to call a professional heat and AC company in order to get on someone’s schedule. There are so many situations that can cause an air conditioning unit to stop working and self-diagnosing can be very difficult. It is always best for a professional to look at your unit to get it up and working in no time and prevent further damage.

  1. Start Cooling Your Home 

Start running fans in your home to keep the interior temperature bearable. Run your ceiling fans, but make sure that it is blowing air downward to create a breeze. When the sun goes down, put fans in the window to draw in cool air from the outside. Use any plug-in fans that you have to supplement. The result can help take your interior home temperature down a few degrees.

  1. Use Ice to Your Advantage 

Ice can be your best friend when your AC is out, especially if you are in the middle of a huge Texas-size heatwave. You can use ice on the back of your neck to cool yourself down, or you can put a large block of ice on a baking tray, and it will actually help keep the room cool while your AC is out.

  1. Reduce the Heat That is Coming in From Outside 

While there is nothing you can do to make the hot weather magically drop, but there are things that you can do in order to reduce the heat coming in from the outside. Draw the shades, put up thick and dark curtains in order to keep your home cool. It is most difficult to keep south-facing rooms and west-facing rooms, so pay particular attention to these areas.

  1. Take Care of Yourself

Do your best to stay calm as you wait for an AC technician to come to your home. Drink plenty of water, eat cold food, and consume and use ice to keep yourself cool. The good news is, most AC repairs can be fairly quick and easy if you know who to call. 

Here at Texas Pride Heating and Air, we are here not only for those emergency situations when your system isn’t working properly, but we are also here to help you with the regular maintenance you need in order to prevent your AC from breaking down in the first place. If you have questions about your air conditioning unit or what you can be doing to keep it in top shape, give our experts a call today.