3 Must Do’s If Your Air Con Breaks
It’s no longer summer but it’s still sweltering. The weatherman tells us we’re in for a hot and humid week with temperatures forecast near to 30 degrees. Thank god for the aircon huh. You seek salvation in the comfort of your air conditioned home, planning a cool and relaxing weekend. Rattle…struggle…rattle…struggle…gone. GREAT. Now an air conditioner repair is on the cards, and for the next however many hours (bye bye relaxing weekend) you are trapped in an insulated hot box. You have two options:
1. Do nothing, remain uncomfortable and ruin your weekend. Or
2: Follow these 3 ‘must do’s’ to try and keep your cool when the aircon breaks, and salvage your days off.
Bring out the Fans
Ah fans…the poor man’s air con. Forgotten until in a time of need. They can help you in a pinch, however they are not a long-term solution for Queenslanders. Crank up the ceiling fans to draw hot air away. Open windows on the cooler side of the home (if there’s such a thing) and draw curtains closed over windows being mercilessly belted by the sun. Strategically position the pedestal fans in order to create a cross-breeze, and set yourself up right there. If you’re very keen, you may also try to recreate the cool you feel from your air con by placing a tray of ice in front of your fans. However, the ice will quickly melt, and may make you wish you hadn’t bothered as the room returns to the hellish heat-hole that your home as become.
Now you are tired, angry and still very hot. You’re wishing the day away; but nights are worse, trust me. Tossing, turning, and constantly flipping your pillow with no comfort in sight. Forget sticking one leg out from under the covers, you are starkers, and have already thrown all of your sweaty sheets off your bed. Even with your noisy cross-breeze pedestal fans on full blast, there is no relief. This is when you miss your air con the most. If you manage to sleep, you may even dream about it.
Various temporary solutions to sleeping at night without aircon include ice packs, putting sheets in the freezer, and even dipping your feet in cold water before you get into bed. Hopefully some of these remedies work, cause you will NOT be getting a nice, long snoozy Sunday sleep-in once the sun emerges. Oh glorious air con, where are you??!!
Check Your Aircons Warranty
Once you’ve passed the phase of denial, you are on the road to redemption. By now you would’ve realised that in Queensland, your much-loved air conditioner is a necessity. Congratulations, you are one step closer to air conditioning repair, or replacement. The unplanned expense however, is not so welcome. Don’t stress yet (or any more than necessary), your air con may still be under warranty. Fujitsu for example, currently have an extended 7 year warranty on all there new ducted aircons, so don’t give up hope if your unit was purchased years ago.
Be sure to check the terms and conditions of the warranty, just in case. This may mean having to sift through the dusty filing cabinet where nothing makes sense, in the still-sweltering heat, just to find one sheet of paper. But it could also result in a quicker, easier, and cheaper way to resurrect your aircon; so it’s worth doing.
Call Air Rite
Did you see that one coming? Of course this is the best solution. Air Rite is available 24/7, with friendly, reliable, qualified staff that have all the tools and know how to fix that troublesome air con. You could’ve called us the moment it happened, and possibly avoided that maze of pedestal fans and the first horrible sleepless night! We probably should’ve made this step 1; but that might’ve been a bit corny.
We are a proud to be a locally owned and operated, leading provider of air conditioning services across Brisbane. We’re all about integrity, innovation and reliability, so you know our team will go above and beyond to ensure that you are back in the cool, and can enjoy the comfort of your own home.
We’ll always fix it first if we can; and we offer a wide range of new air conditioners for purchase and installation. We can also lend some advice on current government rebates and opportunities available.
Seriously, salvage your sanity and your weekend with one simple phone call.