If you’re stuck dealing with a broken AC, we get how frustrating that can be! Maybe you’ve already called a pro and are waiting for them to show up. The heat can be relentless, and we totally understand how tough this is while waiting! Just know that with Blacklick Heating & Cooling‘s 24/7 emergency services, we’ll get to you as soon as we can! 

So, what do you do in the meantime? It’s true that dealing with a broken AC can feel impossible when you’re trying to stay comfortable. But don’t “sweat” it! A busted AC doesn’t mean you have to lose your cool. So, don’t panic. While you wait for the technician, there are plenty of creative ways to keep your home as comfy as possible. 

Cooling Tips When Your AC is Down: 

  1. Set Your Ceiling Fans to Spin Counterclockwise 
  1. Close Your Blinds and Curtains 
  1. Keep Exterior Doors Closed as Much as Possible 
  1. Open Your Windows a Bit at Night 
  1. Avoid Using Heat-Generating Appliances 
  1. Try Making a DIY AC 

Set Your Ceiling Fans to Spin Counterclockwise 

Usually, ceiling fans are set to rotate clockwise, pushing air down and making you feel cooler. When your air conditioner isn’t working, try setting your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise. This pulls up any lingering cool air and spreads it around the room, making things a bit more comfortable. If you’re not sure where the switch is to change the setting, look at the base of the mounted fixture on the ceiling. You’ll often find a switch there on the fan’s base. 

Close Your Blinds and Curtains 

Sunlight is great, right? But when your AC is on the fritz, it’s not exactly helping you stay cool. Instead of letting the sun pour in, close your curtains, shades, and blinds! This little tweak can help keep your home cooler for now. 

Keep Exterior Doors Closed as Much as Possible 

Also, try to limit how often you use exterior doors. Opening them lets in warm air, adding to the heat inside your home. 

Open Your Windows a Bit at Night 

On the flip side, if it’s nighttime, you can open your windows. The cooler temps and refreshing breeze will make things more comfortable for you. 

Steer Clear of Heat-Generating Appliances   

Keep in mind that heat-inducing appliances like the oven, stove, dryer, and dishwasher generate a lot of heat. So, while you’re waiting, try to avoid using them until your AC is back up and running. 

Avoid Using Heat-Generating Appliances   

If you’re feeling adventurous and need an extra way to stay cool, you can make a DIY AC with some ice and a fan. Sounds strange, we know, but it actually works! Just put a big bowl of ice in front of an electric fan and let the air blow over the ice. Sit in front of this setup, and you’ll hopefully feel a bit more comfortable while you wait! 

These tried-and-true tips can help you out while you wait for your AC to be fixed. And remember, at Blacklick Heating & Cooling, we’re here for you 24/7. Whatever your HVAC needs, we’ve got your back. Call us today at (614) 245-2572 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!  

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