Over the three-day weekend, your air conditioning system will likely work harder than usual to comfort the family and friends lounging around the house this 4th of July. Cut down on your utility bill and give your AC system a break by using these four simple tips to stay comfortable this holiday weekend.
1. Prepare food outdoors
Keep conditioned air contained in your home by putting your grill to work and get some dishes together that can be barbecued outside (i.e. hot dogs, burgers, corn-on-the-cob, etc.). This will prevent people from continuously entering and exiting, in turn making your system work harder to fight the warm airflow.
2. Stay hydrated
If you're planning to spend the weekend near a pool, on Lake Austin, or at the Greenbelt, be sure to take a dip and cool down every chance you get! Speaking of H2O – drink PLENTY of it and stay hydrated! Try to be conscious of sugar and alcohol in the drinks you're consuming, as too much could be bad news in the hot heat.
3. Block the sun
Be sure to close your blinds to prevent sunlight from heating up your home and making your system work even harder to keep it cool. Take care of your body, too – use plenty of sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and wear a hat!
4. Portable fans
Grab some battery-operated portable fans for the weekend and keep cool when outdoors. Everyone loves a nice breeze in the midst of the summer heat. Even a paper fan works perfectly!
In the terrible case that your air conditioning system fails this 4th of July weekend, be sure to give us a call at +1 (512) 280-0011. We'll be here for you and would be happy to help you and your family get back to being comfortable! Happy 4th to all!