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Stay Cool if your AC Breaks

Julia Johnson - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Your AC breaking on a hot summer day... there couldn't be anything worse. It is important to continue to keep cool in your home until the repair man can fix your issue. Here at Top Shelf Property Management, we will do our best to get a maintenance person to fix the AC issue as soon as possible, but there are times when maintenance is backed up. In the mean time, it is important to keep your home cool for your sanity.

  • Close your blinds

It should be your mission to keep all the cool air in your home. During the daytime it is prime sun time, so by closing your blinds it causes your home to be more shady and keep the heat out. The shadier your home is, the less heat that will seep into your home through your windows.

  • Turn your fan on!

Turning on your fan is a simple way to feel a breeze in your home. With air circulating, it will allow you to feel as though your home isn't as stuffy without AC. If you don't have ceiling fans, I would advise you to purchase fans that sit on the floor at a store.

  • Stay in the basement

Heat rises, so the coolest room to stay in would be the basement. This particular tip could be helpful when you are trying to sleep at night with no AC. If you do not have a basement, then I would advise the next coolest room, which is the main floor.

  • Keep hydrated

Don't forget to drink lots of water! When you are in a home with no AC, your body temperature may increase. To help regulate your body temp, continue replenishing your body with plenty of water. If you do not have access to ice, get bottled water to stay cool in your fridge.

  • Avoid your Oven/Stove

Try to cook without using your oven or stove! If you were to use these appliances it will increase the amount of heat that is within your home. There are plenty of recipes you can easily google that you would not have to use your appliances to make. You could also use your grill outside to make food!

We know that a broken AC is not ideal, but it does happen occasionally. We want you to be best prepared in the event it were to happen so that you can stay as cool as possible. Enjoy your summer and hopefully your AC stays working!