Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

Keep Cool Inside Your Home When Your A/C Is Broken

Mary Gonzalez

The dog days of summer might be over, but the September heat can make your home stifling hot -- especially when your air conditioner breaks down. When you face this issue, it isn't a time to panic. Instead, grab the phone and place a quick call to your local air conditioner repair company. The company will be able to send a technician to your home, often within a day or two, to determine the reason for your problem and get the unit up and running to restore the cool in your home. It's no fun being inside a home with a broken air conditioner, but a series of simple steps can help you keep cool while you're awaiting air conditioner repairs.

Chill Your Tootsies

While cold showers can provide relief when you're hot, they're often difficult to endure for more than a couple minutes at a time. A longer-lasting strategy is to fill a foot tub with cold water, remove your socks and place your feet in the water while you sit and watch TV or use your computer. You can endure this cold water for longer than a shower, and it will help to eventually lower your body temperature. Just as your entire body can feel chilled in the winter when your feet are cold, you'll now be using this principle to benefit you until the air conditioner repair person arrives.

Cool Your Clothing And Bedding

While you might be tempted to reach into your freezer for a frozen treat, reaching into this appliance to grab some clothing or your bedding is an effective way to cool down. Place a couple garments in the freezer overnight and wear them around the house the next morning. Although your body temperature will eventually warm up the clothing, this strategy provides some relief. The same approach holds true to your bedding, which can remain cold long enough to help you fall asleep with ease.

Ensure That You're Hydrated

Drinking plenty of ice-cold water can lower the temperature of your body and help you feel refreshed when it's hot inside your home. Being hydrated also helps your body produce sweat, which is the body's internal way of lowering your temperature. While drinking water throughout the day is always valuable, it's especially important during the heat when you're losing hydration through your sweat. The general guideline for daily water intake is nine cups for women and 13 cups for men, although you can choose to exceed this guideline if you find that you're sweating heavily.