AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Keep Cool Without AC

Whether you don’t own an air conditioner or you simply want to give your system a break, you’ll be happy to know you can keep cool without AC! Below, we discuss a few tried and trusted alternative ways to keep your home cool:

Keep the sun out
On a beautiful spring day, most of us just want to open the blinds and let in some sunshine. However, all that sunlight has a warming effect on your house. “When sunlight enters your house, it turns into heat,” advises House Logic. “You’ll keep your house cooler if you reduce solar heat gain by keeping sunlight out.”

Close the drapes during the daytime hours to block the sun’s rays from entering. You may also want to consider adding awnings, shutters, and high-reflectivity window film if your property receives a particularly high amount of sun.

Open your windows at night
Here in San Antonio, it could be nearly 90 degrees during the day and drop down to 50 degrees overnight. On such nights, don’t hesitate to crack your windows open. This helps to cool things down inside, especially if you can create cross-ventilation.

Install ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are much more energy efficient than air conditioners. Moreover, they can help you feel up to 6 degrees cooler. Home Energy Magazine explains: “Ceiling fans can improve occupant comfort at a given room temperature by creating a windchill effect when they blow relatively cool air across the skin.”

Need AC repair or replacement? Turn to Schmidt Mechanical, your neighborhood AC guy! If you’re looking for an HVAC technician you can trust this spring, be sure to check us out on Angie’s List. For more information, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.