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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

AC Broken? Cool Yourself Down Quickly With These 3 Tips

Your air conditioning will most likely break when you are using it the most, which could be during the scorching hot days of summer. With no AC and needing to wait around for an HVAC service technician, you will need to find a way to beat the heat. Here are 3 tips for quickly cooling yourself down at home.

Use Cross-Breezes

You may be lucky and have a home that has windows with a cross breeze in mind. You simply open both windows that are across from each other and let the air flow through your home like a wind tunnel. Unfortunately, that may not be possible for you based on your home's layout. You can still make your own cross-breeze if you have some fans lying around your home.

Place a box fan in an open window so that it will suck the air into your home. Then place another box fan in a nearby window that is set to suck the air outside of your house. This will help create a nice breeze if you sit between the two fans, helping you cool off a little easier. Create several cross-breezes in your home for a bigger effect.

Make A Homemade Swamp Cooler

It's easy to create your own swamp cooler using some fans and ice. All you need to do is fill up a large bowl with some ice, and place it directly in front of a fan that is facing toward you. The cool moisture of the ice will rise up from the bowl, and the fan blows it in your direction. It's an easy way to cool down when the AC is busted.

Make A Cooling Pad

Sleeping at night can be tough when it is hot outside, but you shouldn't let that prevent you from getting your beauty sleep. Try creating a cooling pad to help you become comfortable in bed.

Start by pouring a cup of rubbing alcohol and a cup of water into a re-sealable bag. It helps to add some food coloring to the solution so others will know that it is not plain water inside the bag. With the bag sealed, gently shake it to combine all of the ingredients, then place it in the freezer. It will turn into a consistency that is similar to slush when it's ready. You can place this bag under the covers while you sleep to cool off, and put it back into the freezer the next morning.

With these helpful tips, you'll be sure to stay cool until the air conditioning repair technician shows up.