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5 Tips to Keep Houses Cooler when the AC System Breaks Down

Texas Air Authorities will ride on over to save the day


Arlington, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/07/2018 -- When the air conditioner breaks down unexpectedly on a blistering hot day, it's only a matter of time before the house feels like a sauna and those beads of sweat swell into rivers.

The first thing families should do is call out the cavalry—the good guys at Texas Air Authorities—at 817.402.3576. This team of sharpshooters will ride to the rescue as quickly as possible, solving the case with a top-quality repair or first-class AC replacement service in Hurst, TX, and beyond.

But before the troops arrive, there are steps families can take to prevent homes from becoming sweatboxes. Here are a few:

Break out the fans. Yes, the fans. Some folks think fans simply blow around hot air. But the evidence proves otherwise. Fans don't actually cool down a room, but the wind chill from them can make people feel as much as 4 degrees cooler. That might not sound like a lot. But the difference between 84 degrees and 80 degrees is significant. Ceiling fans should be set to blow downward to create breezes. After sunset, fans can be placed in windows to draw cool air into the house. In the morning, close windows to keep cool air inside longer.

It's curtains! During the day, keep the curtains (and shades) drawn to keep the heat out. At night, open windows to let in cooler air.

Give appliances the silent treatment. The oven and stove aren't the only appliances that generate heat. Washing machines and dryers are culprits, too. Try to avoid using these and other heat-generating rascals as much as possible. Use the microwave or an outdoor grill to prepare food and wait to use the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer until after the sun goes down.

Water, water everywhere. It might sound far-fetched, but wearing damp clothes and placing cool, wet washcloths or towels around the neck can have a chilling effect.

An icy reception. Here's another one that could raise (unreasonable) doubts. But the evidence is clear. Placing a large chunk of ice in a baking dish or other open container and leaving it out can help cool down a room. No lie!

From air conditioning maintenance to air conditioning installation service in Mansfield, TX, and throughout this area, the good guys at Texas Air Authorities can hook you up. To check out all of its top-quality products and services or to schedule an appointment, give Texas Air a jingle at 817.402.3576 or visit the company on the web.

About Texas Air Authorities
Texas Air Authorities swears to protect and serve every comfort need—from cooling to heating to indoor air quality—for homes and businesses in the Arlington, TX, area. The company is the best in the West for installation, replacement, repair and maintenance. Texas Air Authorities is proud to be a family-owned and family-operated company with roots that have run deep in the heart of Texas for nearly 20 years. Its technicians are sharpshooters who handle every job with rapid-fire speed and laser-like accuracy.