Your Home Is Your Castle: Keep It Comfortable This Summer

There’s a difference between a house and a home. A house is merely a building, or a material thing that’s replaceable. However, a home is a feeling. It’s an irreplaceable thing that you can’t take for granted.

We love the summer and everything it brings, from the beach trips to the endless barbecues to the hot summer days. Now, imagine returning home to a house with a broken air conditioner. Well, a few summers ago, it happened to us. Our air conditioner went out unexpectedly. Even with about eight fans going, we had to leave our house and go to a nearby hotel to seek refuge from the heat. We lost that irreplaceable and unmatched feeling of comfort, peace, and happiness for days!

Impact on Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Being uncomfortable at home can impact your mood away from home, too. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed doesn’t just apply the moment you open your eyes. Can you picture waking up to a 90-degree morning? With no air conditioner during the muggy night, you didn’t sleep as well as you normally do. The whole time you’re getting ready for work, it just seems hotter and hotter. By the time you get to work, you aren’t in a good mood because of the experience you’ve had over the past 16 hours.

What’s worse is that all day you are thinking about trying to find a respectable company that can get your air conditioner up and running again before the night settles in. I’ve been there, and I have no plans to let this happen again. It was a horrible feeling for us all!

Impact on Health

In addition to feeling uncomfortable, getting too hot can make you sick. You can develop a summer cold if you aren’t properly taking care of yourself and your air conditioner. As Dr. Jen Tan explains, a summer cold isn’t quite the same as its winter counterpart. Instead of the highly versatile and robust rhinovirus that causes many winter colds, a more delicate yet more vicious enterovirus typically causes summer colds. Dr. Tan also mentions that summer colds do have a habit of recurring, so second and third doses aren’t uncommon.

Wyatt Myers, a writer for Everyday Heath, explains the best ways to treat summer colds. Essentially, the best treatment is to avoid colds altogether. Make sure to protect the family in more than one way.

Stay Cool

It’s amazing how the little things such as an air-conditioned home can make the difference between a good or a bad day. Uncontrollable things happen in life, but sometimes we can prevent them. So before those really hot summer days kick in and you find that your air conditioner has gone out, make an appointment for preventive maintenance or new air conditioner installation. Keeping your castle comfortable, relaxing, and cool is a must on those hot summer days.

 

Don’t wait until you have to call your HVAC professionals. Look them up today to avoid those 90-degree air conditioner mishaps. Summer is here, and the hottest days have yet to come! Are you ready?

 

LisaLisa

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9 thoughts on “Your Home Is Your Castle: Keep It Comfortable This Summer

  • June 27, 2017 at 1:18 am
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    I am in Bocas right now and my first night I didnt have a fan in my room and omg had to be more than 90 degrees! So its true you sleep different when its extremely hot. I kinda miss having an AC but I am surviving!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    I wish I had the money to be able to install a whole HVAC system for the house. It’s too expensive and parts of the house would need to be redone. I will be installing an individual air conditioning unit for a room very soon. Should be interesting.

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  • June 23, 2017 at 9:31 am
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    I am all about air conditioning. I can not handle the heat especially inside my home. I can go outside and sweat for hours working hard as long as I know that I have an air conditioned home to go into when I am done. I need it in my life during the warmer months for sure. If something were to happen to it I would have a severe meltdown! lol

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  • June 23, 2017 at 9:22 am
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    We don’t have central AC, so I have a ton of fans strategically positioned all over the house. If I get too hot, I get super grumpy. Staying cool isn’t just a must for my comfort but for my sanity, too!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 3:40 am
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    Great post! In fact, I just talked with our heating and ac company this afternoon to schedule our summer check. It’s so much better to be safe than sorry. Especially in the hot summer months!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 1:04 am
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    We just got a new outside unit about 2 years ago, so we try out best to take care of it. One thing our ac guy told us was go outside in the evening and run water on the coils of the air conditioner for about 10 min a couple days a week. He said it cools the unit and the freon and helps remove allergens.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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    Definitely agree that your home is your castle! You will go to any lengths to make sure you’re comfortable and feeling happy where you live. I also despise summer colds and completely forgot of their existence until reading your article!

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  • June 22, 2017 at 11:02 pm
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    With temps hitting the upper 90s here in Colorado I truly cannot imagine not having our AC working. Our house gets so hot in the summer. We are always making sure to keep our ac and furnace in good working condition. A very important thing to keep up with.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    When we were younger, my parents would always turn the air conditioning off in the summer when we would leave to go on vacation, even if we were only going to be gone for a few days. I remember returning home and it being sweltering in the house for hours. A good home temperature is definitely a necessity.

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