How to Avoid Expensive AC Repairs

August 18, 2015

When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Champaign, chances are that you might find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you get inside from doing yardwork. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a non-working air conditioner and now must deal with an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? 

  1. Lessen your use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely stop using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses can help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will most likely already be working hard to keep your home cool.

  2. Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t utilized, and considering the temperatures in Champaign, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any extra heat out.

  3. Use fans. While fans don’t actually affect air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, ensure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t lower the air temperature.

Even as it may seem like the hottest days in Champaign are ahead, Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are tips you can employ to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Champaign with the hot temperatures.

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