What Should You Do If Your A/C Goes Out This Summer? 

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Is it merely me, or do our Ohio summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter? It’s hard to have an air conditioning unit that isn’t operating well, and if it goes out, what do you do? Well, the first thing you should do is not panic. Milford Heating & Cooling will gladly help you if your A/C unexpectedly stops working. You ought to know the dos and don’ts in this circumstance, so please continue reading as we go over what to do if your air conditioning goes out this summer.  

What Should I Do When My Power Goes Out?  

If the power is out amidst Ohio’s summer heat, it will profit you to know how to keep nice and cool while awaiting power restoration.  

  • Limit sunlight in your home by shutting all the curtains or blinds.  
  • Keep windows shut as long as you can. Depending on how long your electricity is out, you may have to open them at some point. However, you should preserve the drier air inside your home for as long as possible.  
  • Moisten a towel or sheet in cold water and place it on yourself while you sleep. A cold washcloth is factually my go-to for a quicker cool down.  
  • Wear cotton. Put on the thinnest, loosest cotton clothes you have; your body will thank you.  
  • Avoid being close to one another for extended periods. While this may seem silly, body heat does not benefit you in keeping yourself and others cool, so reasonably keep your distance.  
  • Stay hydrated with WATER! When you’re hot, you forfeit a lot of hydration through sweat, and you must try your best to replenish it.  
  • Believe it or not, resting on the floor, while not offering a comfy soft surface, is cool to the touch and doesn’t retain heat the way your mattress will. Additionally, heat elevates; thus, the nearer you are to the floor, the cooler you’ll be.  
  • Remove your socks and shoes.  
  • Consume cold foods; I mean, they’re thawing out inside your freezer anyway, so you might as well enjoy what you can while simultaneously cooling down.  
  • If the outage persists long enough, you will most likely need to open your windows. However, keep them closed as long as possible because the sun will heat your home much quicker than a cool breeze will cool it.  
  • If nothing else, you should try swimming or find somewhere with functioning power to cool off more efficiently.  

What Should I Do When My A/C Goes Out?  

If your A/C stops functioning, there are some steps you can take before contacting the experts.  

  • Check to make sure your thermostat isn’t set to heat, and that the temperature isn’t set too high.  
  • Clean or substitute your filter as needed. A filthy filter can raise your utility bill and restrict your A/C from functioning correctly.  
  • Examine your vents for dirt, debris, and stoppages inhibiting proper airflow.  
  • Also, check your electrical panel for a tripped breaker.  

If none of these efforts make your air conditioner function the way it should, then it’s time to call the HVAC specialists. Milford Heating & Cooling can inspect your unit and restore the functionality of your A/C more efficiently and safely than an unqualified individual. So, call us today at (513) 655-5112, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We will happily assist you in finding and maintaining comfort throughout the rest of this humid Ohio weather.  

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