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What To Do If Your AC Has Broke Down

An AC breakdown is something that no one wants to face. But from time to time, it does happen to homeowners in our area. When an AC breakdown happens suddenly, you may not feel prepared to make a decision about repairing or replacing your unit. Plus, you’re trying to stay comfortable in the interim.

We have some tips to share for all of the above concerns. When you need to schedule emergency air conditioning repair in Pasadena, CA, give our team a call. We are always here to help and would be glad to check out your air conditioner and see what’s going on. You can also keep reading to learn tips for staying cool while you wait for a repair or replacement.

Tips for Staying Cool

Utilize Fans

One of the easiest ways to make your home feel cooler is to turn on fans. If you have ceiling fans, great! Use them. If you don’t have ceiling fans, stop by a local store and pick up floor fans that you can disperse throughout your home. 

Feeling the airflow that is created by fans can make your home feel like it is about 4° cooler than it really is. Obviously, your home is still not as comfortable as it would be if your air conditioner was working, but something is better than nothing. 

Open Windows

When it is really hot in the middle of the day, we don’t encourage you to open windows. That is just going to allow more heat into your home. However, early in the morning and later in the evening are both great times to open your windows and circulate some fresh air into your home. Without your air conditioner operating to circulate air throughout your home, it could quickly feel stale and muggy. Getting fresh air from outside into your home will help. 

Buy a Portable Unit

If you really want to elevate the level of cool inside your home, you can buy a small portable air conditioner. When we say this, we don’t mean a window unit that requires some kind of complex installation. Now portable air conditioners can simply be plugged into your wall and switched on. This isn’t going to keep your entire home as cool as you would like, but you can keep it in a single room and see if that helps.

How to Choose a New AC Unit

In the midst of trying to stay cool, you’re also trying to make a decision about what kind of air conditioner to invest in next. There are a variety of options on the market, and our team can help you review the pros and cons of each. 

Our number one tip is to invest in a highly efficient unit. Whether you get a central air conditioner, heat pump, or a ductless mini split, it’s usually beneficial to choose one with a higher SEER2 rating. It will cost more for upfront installation but also stands to save you significantly more over the life of the unit on monthly energy costs.

JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for AC installation in Glendale, CA! 

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