Most of us have the bad habit of doing things only when the need arises. There are fewer people who actually take precautionary measures or get themselves ready for the time of need. A good display of this habit is seen when people rush to have their Air Conditioners repaired when half of the Summers are already passed. HVAC professionals suggest repairing and tune up of AC's before the beginning of Summer i.e somewhere in Spring so that you're all set to give yourself cool blows when the hot season starts.
No one can stop emergencies. Your system might be well and suddenly stop working in the mid Summer. Since the HVAC technicians are extensively booked in Summers, getting a prompt repair is difficult. So, what to do if your AC is on repair?
Here are some ways to avoid the annoying heat in the Summers when you don't have your AC along.
Enjoy the natural Air Conditioner
Oh yes! The natural Air Conditioner is always there. All you need to do is to open some doors and windows partially in the day and evening. This will let a high-velocity airflow to come in and circulate in the home making the inside air cooler. Also, consider turning fans on so that the fresh outdoor air circulates in the entire rooms.
DIY hack - Water tub
Oh no no! You don't have to go and sit in the tub for an entire day or have to pour a bucket on yourself. We're talking about a different thing. If you have a whole home humidifier installed, your life would become a lot easier even without an Air Conditioner for some time. The increased level of humidity causes wetness and consequently coolness. But even if you don't have a Humidifier installed, there's something you can still do, i.e Making your own Humidifier. Oh yeah! Take a water tub and place it in the room. Turn the fan on. The air will rise and the water vapor too will slowly rise up, creating natural humidity and coolness. As long as your AC doesn't come back from a repair visit or a technician doesn't come, enjoy water tub natural humidifiers and keep yourself cool.
Everyday tips to stay cool
As said earlier, it may take several days for your AC to finally come back in working condition as the workload on technicians is high in the Summers. There are some other everyday tips that can be used to survive without an AC. Follow them and the waiting time will pass quickly;
1. Take cold water showers
2. Avoid going near stoves unnecessarily
3. ''Light is a form of energy'', remember this secondary school lesson? And energy is heat. Turn the lights off when not in use
4. Use frozen water bottles and place them on besides or on foot side of bed. This will help in spending a comfortable night
5. Turn on bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. This will help exhaust the hot air
6. Keep the doors and windows closed during the afternoon time
7 Wear loose clothes and be concerned about the fabric they're made up of
The above mentioned little tricks and some other similar ones help a great deal in combating the hot Summers when your AC isn't available.
Oh! Heard the doorbell? Your technician has come to fix the AC. Oh yeah! Spent 2 whole days without AC and didn't' feel hot. Wonderful enough!