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How to Stay Cool with a Broken AC 

If your AC is acting up and you can’t figure out what’s wrong, we understand—it’s HOT outside! If your air conditioner is broken, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Let’s work together to keep you cool.   

By now, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve called a licensed professional. At Monroe Heating & Air, we’re passionate about providing unbeatable customer service. With our 24-hour emergency services, we’re available around the clock, 365 days a year. We understand that emergencies don’t follow a schedule, so our dedicated NATE-certified technicians are always ready to quickly tackle your HVAC issues. Rest assured; we’ll be by your side as soon as we can! 


How to Stay Cool with a Broken AC by:   

  1. Setting Your Ceiling Fans to Spin Counterclockwise: Typically, most ceiling fans are set to push air downwards with their default clockwise rotation. But if your AC’s 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 much more comfortable. 
  1. Shielding Your Home from the Sun: If you’re someone who loves letting the sunshine pour into your home, we totally get it! But with your AC on the fritz, it might not be the best idea right now. To keep the sweltering heat at bay, close your blinds, draw your curtains, and don’t forget to shut all your windows too.  
  1. Limiting Exterior Door Use: Try to minimize opening external doors whenever you can. Every time you open them, you’re letting in warm air, which can make things worse. 
  1. Avoid Using Heat-Generating Appliances: In addition, you should also hold off using any appliances that emit heat. For instance, appliances such as ovens, stoves, dryers, and dishwashers will only crank up the indoor temperature.   
  1. Opening Windows at Night: Once the sun sets and temperatures drop, it’s a great time to open your windows and let a refreshing cool breeze fill your home. Just remember to close them again in the morning! 
  1. Crafting Your Own DIY AC: This last suggestion is a little “creative,” but it can work! You can be innovative and put together a homemade AC with just ice and an electric fan. Achieve this by placing the ice in a big bowl in front of an electric fan. Once the air from the electric fan passes and blows over the ice, the air will cool down, making for a pretty effective cooling effect if you are sitting in front of this creative setup!    
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These handy tips should help you stay comfortable until your AC is back in action. At Monroe Heating & Air, we’re all about providing top-notch service for all your HVAC needs. Feel free to reach out and let us take care of you with our exceptional service. 

Need to schedule an appointment for your AC repair? Just give us a call, we’re here to help! Call Monroe Heating & Air today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!