Dodging AC Repair during the Dog Days of Summer in Kitchener Published on August 18, 2015 When you think about the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Kitchener, chances are that you could find yourself fantasizing about a perfectly chilled home to arrive to when you walk in the door from work. Of course for some homeowners, the harsh reality is that they arrive home with a broken air conditioner and now require an AC repair. So what can you do to get through those seemingly endless, steamy days without maxing out your air conditioner? Reduce use of appliances that create heat. Of course you can’t completely quit using your oven and stove, but being mindful of their uses may help more than you would think. Avoid using heat-generating appliances during the warmest parts of the day as your air conditioner will probably already be working hard to keep your home cool.Keep your blinds and shades closed. Windows can let in an enormous amount of heat if your window coverings aren’t used, and considering the temperatures in Kitchener, your home can warm up awfully quickly. If you’re heading to work or are just gone for a few hours, make sure to keep your blinds and shades closed to keep any unnecessary heat out.Utilize fans. While fans don’t actually change air temperature, they do circulate air and help ensure your home is feeling comfortable. However, make sure you turn fans off in rooms that aren’t being occupied since they don’t decrease the air temperature. Even as it may seem like the steamiest days in Kitchener are ahead, Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here to make certain that you can relax comfortably in your home. While AC repair can sometimes be tough to avoid, there are things you can do to keep cool as summer slowly begins to wind-down. Give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call at 226-240-1120 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about your air conditioner or how you can keep comfortable in Kitchener with the hot temperatures.