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Tips on keeping your home cool if your A/C goes out

Posted: 7:01 AM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 14:58:49-04

Air conditioning units are working hard in these triple-digit temperatures. What if your AC unit goes out and you need a quick fix?

Air conditioner replacements are not quick or cheap. The average cost to replace one is anywhere from $8 thousand to $10 thousand dollars.

For a small fraction of that, $69, maintenance costs can keep your AC from giving out on you.

"The maintenance cost of making sure the repairs or the diagnoses gets turned up every year is critical, said David Daku, Assistant Store manager at Home Depot.

If you're already waiting for the air conditioner repairman to knock on your door, there are options that won't break the bank.

Swamp coolers, portable air conditioning units, even a simple fan can make a difference. Most of those options cost anywhere between $25 to $300.

Some fans available at Home Depot sit over a bucket of water, turning it into a cool mist.

Experts also advice avoid cooking indoors, turn off lights when you're not using them, and buying sun-blocking curtains to reduce and reflect sunlight.

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