Are you dealing with a broken AC unit in the scorching Ohio summer? Don’t worry; we know this can be super frustrating. The good news? Circleville Heating & Cooling offers 24/7 emergency services. That means we’re here for you around the clock, 365 days a year! Our team will get to you ASAP for any emergency needs. Plus, our NATE-certified technician promises top-notch customer service all year long. 

We get that it’s uncomfortable not having a functioning AC right now, but try to stay calm and as comfy as you can until our experts arrive to help. (We promise we will get to you as soon as possible!) Keep reading for our tips on how to stay cool with a broken AC while you wait for the technician. 


  • Switch the direction of your ceiling fan blades 
  • Close your curtains and blinds during the day 
  • Keep your curtains, blinds, and exterior doors closed 
  • Avoid using big heat-producing appliances 
  • Make your own DIY AC 

Switch the direction of your ceiling fan blades 

Most ceiling fans are set to spin clockwise by default, which pushes air downward and gives you a bit of extra coolness. But if your air conditioner is on the fritz, it’s smart to switch your ceiling fan to counterclockwise. This tweak will help you make the most of the cooling effect, even without AC. Doing so will push the cool upward and disperse it around the room, making it feel more comfortable for you. 

Keep your curtains, blinds, and exterior doors closed 

Another tip that can help you stay cooler is to block the sunlight by pulling down your blinds or drapes. While sunlight can boost our mood, direct sunlight during these times might not be ideal. So, it’s better to shut all the windows and blinds during the day. Lastly, keep your external doors closed as much as possible to keep warm air from sneaking into your home. 

Open your windows at night 

As night sets in, the temperature drops, giving you some natural comfort. So, go ahead and open your windows in the evening for a cooler breeze indoors. Just remember to close them in the morning. 

Avoid using big heat-producing appliances 

You should also avoid using big heat-generating appliances like these:  

  • Oven    
  • Stove    
  • Dryer    
  • Dishwasher 

These appliances will just add extra heat to your home, making it hotter and stuffier while you wait for the technician to arrive. 


Okay, this one’s a bit creative, but it can really help if you’re facing extreme heat. As they say, “Desperate times call for desperate measures!” 

Did you know you can make a personal cooling device with just ice and a fan? It might sound funny, but it can work. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Grab some ice and put it in a big bowl or container. 
  1. Set the bowl in front of an electric fan. 
  1. Turn the fan on. 

Voilà! You’ve got a DIY air conditioner. The fan blows warm air over the ice, cooling it down and giving you a refreshing breeze for some much-needed relief. 

These tips will help you stay cool while waiting for your AC to get fixed. Remember, we’re always here for you, dedicated to giving you the best and most efficient service possible. No matter what your HVAC needs are, we’ve got you covered! Don’t hesitate to give us a call—we’d love to provide you with our five-star service! 

At Circleville Heating & Cooling, your comfort and safety come first to us! Count on us to get your HVAC up and running in no time. If you haven’t scheduled your appointment yet, give us a call Circleville Heating & Cooling today at (740) 218-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here