Unfortunately for some their Air Conditioning unit goes down at the start or peak of a dreaded summer heat wave. (It is commonly known as, Murphy's Law.) While you wait for your expert Cooling Technician to come and repair your air conditioning system try some of our following tips to beat the high heat. 1.) Shut out the sunlight. Even if your apartment or office is air conditioned, shut the blinds. Sunlight equals heat. 2.)Minimize the use of heat producing appliances. If you have to use the dishwasher, washing machine or dryer, if possible, use them at night or early in the morning. 3.)Turn off the lights. Light bulbs emit heat so use your lights as little as possible. It’s a good idea to switch your bulbs to eco-friendly ones, such as fluorescent or LED bulbs because they emit lower levels of energy and thus, heat. 4.)Always be hydrating. Drink ice water, cold juice, non-caffeinated ice tea. Have it with you at all times. This is especially important if you live somewhere that is both hot and humid. 5.) Be prepared although product failure is occasionally unavoidable, try staying ahead of the game by having your cooling system serviced in the early spring. Charter Oak Mechanical is your expert Heating and Cooling specialist serving Manchester CT, Vernon CT, South Windsor CT and all surrounding areas. Please call for more service information. heatwave