AC Go Out? 3 Tricks To Cool You Down While You Wait For Repairs

Summer is here, which means the outside temperatures are rising. If your air conditioner has decided to break down, your inside temperatures are going to be rising too. Summer is a busy season for air conditioner repair companies, which means you might have to wait a few days for repairs. If your parts have to be ordered, you might be waiting even longer. During the down time, you'll need to know how to keep things cool inside your home. Here are three simple ways to keep yourself cool while you wait for AC repairs.

Chill the Breeze

If there's a good breeze going outside, you can use it to cool down the house – even if the air is warm. This method will help reduce the temperature of the breeze to allow cool air to flow through your home. You'll need flat sheets and some push pins for this cool-down method. Place your sheets in the sink and get them wet. Wring them out to remove most of the water. Fold your sheets and then place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove the sheets and hang them over your open doors and windows. The warm air will be cooled down as it flows through the cold sheets.

Ice Up Your Fans

If you've got portable fans in your home, you can increase the cool air they provide by adding some ice. Set your fans on a flat surface. Place a cake pan or bowl full of ice in front of the fan and turn it on to high. The air blowing over the ice will be cooled down, which will help cool down the temperature in the room. This method works particularly well in small bedrooms and bathrooms. If you have a larger room that you want to cool, place one fan on each side of the room.

Reach for the Ice Packs

Night time can be particularly difficult when the AC isn't working. That's where homemade ice packs come in handy. All you'll need are a few resealable plastic baggies, water, and rubbing alcohol. Place 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in each baggie. Seal the baggies and place them in the freezer.

Before bed, take them out of the freezer and drape them around the back of your neck. The alcohol will prevent the water from freezing to a solid state, so you'll have an ice pack that's the consistency slush, which means it will wrap comfortably around the back of your neck. You can also place the ice packs on your pulse points, such as your wrists and the back of your knees, to help keep you cool during the night.

if your air conditioner has gone out on you, don't suffer through the heat. The tips provided here will help keep you cool while you wait for repairs.