If your AC is malfunctioning and basic troubleshooting attempts have failed, you have likely already called a licensed HVAC company and are awaiting a technician’s assistance while dealing with the uncomfortable heat. We understand the urgency of such situations, which is why we are here to guide you. 

Please be reminded that Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning offers 24-hour emergency services, available seven days a week, all year round. Our NATE-certified technicians are committed to providing exceptional service to our valued customers at any time and any location. In the event of an emergency, we guarantee prompt assistance and will arrive as quickly as possible! 

In the meantime, please follow these practical tips to stay cool until our technician arrives: 

  • Activate Your Ceiling Fans and Adjust their Rotation to Counterclockwise 
  • Close Your Window Blinds and Curtains 
  • Minimize the Opening of Your Home’s External Doors 
  • Ventilate Your Home at Night by Opening Windows 
  • Minimize the Use of Heat-Emitting Appliances 
  • Create a Temporary AC 

Activate Your Ceiling Fans and Adjust their Rotation to Counterclockwise 

Ceiling fans typically rotate clockwise by default, providing a cooling effect by pushing air downwards. However, in the event your AC is non-functional, altering your fan’s rotation direction to counterclockwise can be beneficial. This adjustment redistributes any existing cool air, spreading it across the room and making the temperature more comfortable. To change the fan blade rotation, locate the switch usually found near the fan’s mounting fixture. 

Close Your Window Blinds and Curtains 

While natural sunlight can be inviting, make sure to close your window blinds and curtains when your AC is not operational. This will help maintain a relatively cool temperature in your home. Additionally, refrain from attempting cross-ventilation by opening windows during the day, as this will not effectively prevent warm air from entering. 

Minimize the Opening of Your Home’s External Doors 

Next, you should also limit the opening of all external doors, including front, back, basement, and garage doors. This practice helps to prevent warm air from entering your home, thereby maintaining more favorable conditions. 

Ventilate Your Home at Night by Opening Windows 

As outdoor temperatures naturally drop at night, opening windows can allow cooler air to enter, enhancing indoor comfort. Remember to close the windows in the morning. 

Minimize the Use of Heat-Emitting Appliances 

To prevent increasing the heat in your home, it is advisable to limit the use of large appliances such as ovens, stoves, dryers, and dishwashers. These appliances generate significant heat, which can further elevate indoor temperatures. 

Create a Temporary AC 

Sometimes, innovative solutions are necessary during desperate times. But you can actually create a cooling device using just ice and an electric fan. Simply fill a large bowl or container with ice and place it in front of an operating electric fan. The fan will blow warm air over the ice, thereby cooling the air circulating in the room and offering much-needed relief. 

These recommendations should help you stay cool while your AC is being repaired. Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning is always ready to assist with your HVAC needs. We are dedicated to providing effective and prompt service. Please feel free to contact us for our five-star customer service. 

Do you still need to schedule an appointment for your air conditioner repair? Call Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (937) 230-5521, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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Why Choose Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for HVAC Services?

The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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