How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Salt Lake City, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you come inside from a long day. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now need an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly unending, scorching days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Lessen your use of appliances that make heat. Of course you can’t completely discontinue the use of your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during peak temperatures as your air conditioner will probably 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 used, and considering the temperatures in Salt Lake City, your home can warm up pretty 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 alter air temperature, they do circulate air and help keep your home feeling comfortable. However, remember to turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t reduce the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Salt Lake City are ahead, Mountainwest Service Experts is here to ensure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be difficult to avoid, there are steps you can take to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Mountainwest Service Experts a call at or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can stay comfortable in Salt Lake City with the steamy temperatures.

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