How to Stay Cool with a Broken AC 

Jul 1, 2024 | How To, AC, Air Conditioner, Blinds, Broken, Ceiling Fans, Cool, Cool Air, Exterior Doors, Summer, Warm Air, Windows

If your air conditioner is broken, you’re probably stressing about how to stay cool—it’s HOT outside! By now, you’ve probably called a licensed professional. At Mason Heating & Air, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch customer service. With our 24/7 emergency services, we’re here for you every day of the year. We understand that emergencies don’t follow a schedule, so our NATE-certified technicians are always ready to quickly address your HVAC issues. Rest assured, we’ll be there as soon as we can! 

How to Stay Cool with a Broken AC by:   

  1. Setting Your Ceiling Fans to Spin Counterclockwise: Most ceiling fans are set to push air downwards because of their default clockwise rotation. But when your AC is on the fritz, try switching the blades to spin counterclockwise. This will pull up the cooler air from the floor and spread a refreshing breeze around the room, making things more comfortable. 
  1. Keeping Your Home Cool: If you love letting the sunshine in, we get it! But with your AC on the fritz, it’s not exactly the best idea right now. To keep the heat out, close your blinds, draw your curtains, and make sure all your windows are shut. 
  1. Limiting Exterior Door Use: Try to keep the external doors closed as much as you can. Every time you open them, warm air gets in, making things worse. So, doors like your front door, back door, garage door, or basement doors leading the outside should all be left closed if possible. 
  1. Opening Windows at Night: When the sun sets and outdoor temperatures drop, it’s the perfect time to open your windows and let a cool breeze flow through your home. Just remember to close them again in the morning! 
  1. Avoid Using Heat-Generating Appliances: Also, try to hold off on using any appliances that give off heat. For example, ovens, stoves, dryers, and dishwashers will just make your place hotter, ultimately adding to your discomfort. 
  1. Making Your Own DIY AC: This idea is a bit “out there,” but it can work! Get creative and build a homemade AC using just ice and an electric fan. Simply place a big bowl of ice in front of the fan. As the fan blows air over the ice, it cools down, giving you a pretty effective cooling effect if you sit in front of this setup! 

These handy tips should help you out until your AC is back up and running. At Mason Heating & Air, we’re all about delivering top-notch service for any of your HVAC needs. Feel free to reach out and let us take care of you with our exceptional service.  

Need to book an AC repair? Just give us a call! Get in touch with Mason Heating & Air today at (513) 496-2477, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!