Summers in Las Vegas can be brutal. With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees on a regular basis, and it doesn’t matter how long you have lived in the valley, you never get used to it. The heat is enough to make you feel like you just can’t take it anymore and wondering if your air conditioner can handle the extra pressure to keep you cool. You make any effort you can to keep your home cool morning, noon and night when the heat starts to close in on your home. The easiest way to do that is to set your air conditioner to a comfortable temperature and let the system do the work! What else can you do?
Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly on Hot Days
One of the most important ways to keep your air conditioner running smoothly is to keep the air filter clean. Most air filters have a one to three month life span but may need to be changed more frequently when your air conditioner is running constantly. It’s also important to make sure you keep doors and windows closed when your air conditioner is running to reduce any strain on it. Box fans and ceiling fans are also very useful to promote air circulation and because heat rises, spend more time on the lower level of your home. Making sure the outdoor unit is clear of any obstructions, keeping window coverings closed during the day and setting the fan to the ‘ON’ mode on your thermostat will also help keep your home cooler.
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Conditions like heat stroke can even become a potentially deadly medical emergency when your air conditioning stops working.
• Fans, cold showers and visits to the movie theater can provide some relief from oppressive heat. There are other strategies you can use to make a heat wave more bearable.
• You can make your own ‘air conditioner’ if you have a fan and an ice maker. Place the fan in front of a bowl of ice. The ice will melt, and the fans breeze will distribute the water vapor and give you a nice waft of cool air.
• Sleeping can be a challenge during a heatwave because our bodies sleep best in cool temperatures. If you can’t make that happen with your air conditioner, pop you sheets in the freezer for an hour of two before you go to bed to keep your linens cool as you fall asleep.
• While iced coffees in the morning and a cold beer after work seem like great heat-busters, it won’t last long. Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics that will cause you to lose too many fluids and lead to dehydration. It’s important to drink lots of fluids during a heatwave, with water being the best choice.
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