What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Goes Out

For most residents of Conroe and Cypress, the thought of your air conditioner going out in the middle of the summer months is a terrifying thought. For most, this terrifying thought won’t become a reality this summer, but for some it will. If your worst nightmare comes to life this summer and your air conditioner does in fact stop working, follow these helpful tips to stay cool.

 

Use Fans

Does this one seem pretty obvious? Well, we’ve got news for you, it is extremely obvious. This is an obvious, yet effective, first step to take when your air conditioner goes out. In fact, this one is so obvious that we don’t even need to talk any more about it.

 

Eat Cold Foods

Once you have been sitting in the warm and sticky air of your house for a while, you’re eventually going to get hungry. Now, when it comes time to fix something to eat, DO NOT make anything that requires the stove, oven or microwave. For one, using the stove or the oven will make your house even warmer. Secondly, eating warm food isn’t going to help your body to cool down. Who cares if it’s the middle of the day and you haven’t had any substantial or wholesome food to eat in the past few hours… scoop up some ice cream (really? Ice cream? Yes. Healthy eating goes out the window and all bets are off when the a/c goes out).

 

Stay Out of the Sun

If you were stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean would you purposely leave the (less than ideal but significantly more safe than the shark infested waters) raft and dive into the shark-infested waters? For all of you that said ‘No’… Good job! For all of you that said ‘Yes’… hopefully you never find yourself stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Okay, you get the point. Just like leaving the safety of your raft to jump into shark-infested waters would be counterintuitive to your goal of survival, going outside and exposing yourself to the sun is counterintuitive to your goal of staying cool when your air conditioner goes out. If you have outdoor chores that you need to do, either wake up early and do them in the cool of the morning or wait until later in the evening when the sun is setting.

 

Use a Damp Towel

Okay, are you ready for this one? If you don’t already know this trick, you’re going to thank us big time when you see just how much of a lifesaver it really is. When you’re trying to cool off because your air conditioner went out, run a towel under cool water and place it around your neck. Now, obviously you need to ring out the towel before you place it around your neck. Well, unless you decide that soaking your entire shirt is the best way to cool off. Anyways, back to the point. Like we were saying, cooling off your neck is the best way to cool off the rest of your body.

 

All of these are great tips to help you stay cool when your air conditioner is busted during the summer months of Conroe and Cypress. However, none of these tips are going to bring your air conditioner back to life. For any Cypress or Conroe air conditioner repair needs, Cypress Creek AC is your absolute best option. Our highly dedicated professionals will bring back the cool comfort to your home as soon as possible.

 

Contact us today to repair your broken air conditioner.