The high temperatures and heavy humidity of late summer can present a challenge when it comes to being comfortable in your home. However, you don’t have to suffer for days or weeks on end. By following a few tips, you can escape the oppressive summer heat in your Savannah, Georgia, home. Here’s how.

Get an Air Conditioner Tuneup

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to make sure your air conditioner is in tip-top condition. To accomplish this, it’s best to get an air conditioner tuneup at least once a year. The ideal time is in early summer or late spring, right before the real heat hits. If you haven’t done it by then, don’t worry. You can still schedule the maintenance at any time.

Make Your Own Misting Fan

While there are several products available that create a mist in your home while blowing air, you can make one for far cheaper that is just as, or maybe more, effective. First, place your table fan where you need it. Once you have it properly situated, take a baking pan or a large cup and fill it with ice water. When you turn on the fan, the ice water will begin to evaporate, entering the stream of air and blowing out a cold mist in the process.

Take the Kitchen Outside

During the evening, temperatures drop to some degree, giving you a chance to cook outdoors. Using a grill is the perfect way to get those smoky barbecue flavors without adding heat to your home. When you cook inside, the heat from stoves and ovens tends to linger, causing your air conditioner to work extra hard.

Usually, escaping the summer heat isn’t all that difficult; it just requires some planning and creativity. But if these steps aren’t enough, you might need to update your air conditioning system. Consider calling the skilled technicians at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447. We’ll have your system ready and your home comfortable in no time.

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