During the summer months, temperatures in the state of Texas reach 100 degrees on a regular basis. Even if you have lived in the area your entire life, there is no getting used to this. When the hottest temperatures of the year begin to close in on your home, it is time to do whatever it takes to stay cool (morning, noon and night). Not only will this ensure your comfort during the heat wave, but it will allow you to stay safe and healthy at the same time – and there is nothing more important than that.
Use your Air Conditioner
The easiest way to keep your home cool during a heat wave is to use your air conditioner. If you have central AC, set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature and let the system do the work for you.
Tip: don’t put additional strain on your air conditioner by leaving doors and windows open.
Is your AC unit not working at the present time? Rather than go another day, contact a professional service provider who can diagnose the problem without delay. Soon enough, your air conditioner will be back in good working condition and your home will be more comfortable for you, your family, and any visitors.
For those who don’t have air conditioning, it is important to use box fans and ceiling fans to promote circulation. Along with this, spend most of your time on the lower level of your home. Remember, heat rises.
Despite the fact that you may enjoy the warm weather that comes to Texas every summer, there are going to be times when you want to stay cool. With the above advice, you will find it much easier to keep your home cool during a heat wave. Once you find a strategy that works, stick with it until the warm weather passes.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.