Cooling Down When There’s No AC

No one ever wants to experience their air conditioning going out in the middle of summer, but it happens. The good news is you can stay cool in your home with these suggestions while you wait on Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions to knock on your door!

Use Window Fans

Don't be afraid to stay on top of cooling down your home by using fans and open windows where possible. Open windows can provide a nice cross breeze through your home, and having fans on help circulate air so you stay cooler than you would otherwise. Use fans, especially where you’re spending most of their time inside, like the kitchen or living room. Having fans stay on can help prevent moisture build-up too.

Use Cold Water to Stay Cool

Fill up some containers or buckets with cold water. You can use frozen water bottles or ice packs if you have them on hand. Place the containers around the house under your fans, or in front of an open window with a breeze. The air circulating around the cool water can pick up a breeze and help you feel cooler than just the fan itself.

During midday, when the heat is at its worst, consider taking a cold shower. Use water that is as cold as you can handle for your shower or bath, and once you are done, be sure to wipe off any excess moisture with a towel before getting dressed. This can help keep you cool and not feel as humid or warm through the worst part of the day. Also, remember to stay hydrated yourself too!

Dress Appropriately

Don’t wear clothes that will make you sweat more. Clothing materials like cotton work best and can wick moisture away from your skin. If you’re in direct sunlight, a hat or umbrella can help keep your skin safe and cool. Any shade you can find is an excellent place to be.

Pets need proper care too. Make sure they are also in the shade as much as possible. Keep their water bowls fresh and filled so they can stay hydrated as well.

Contact Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions ASAP

We offer 24/7 emergency HVAC service. If you’re in a bind and your AC has stopped working, call us immediately. We are looking forward to hearing from you.