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10 ways to keep cool when going to sleep if you have no air conditioner

27 Aug
woman sleeping in bed with no ac

Nothing beats an a/c unit working at full capacity…but if you are ever caught in the heat with no a/c these tips can help you stay cool.

Central air is a beautiful thing…Push a button and your home cools down rather quickly. But… What happens when you have no a/c unit or one that is broken?

How can you keep cool in the sweltering heat?

Here are 10 ways to keep cool if you have no a/c:

1. Buy a hot water bottle, fill with water, freeze, then keep the water bottle close by to stay cool all night.

2. Use cotton sheets on your bed plus wear loose fitting cotton pajamas as both promote ventilation.

3. Use a damp sheet or towel as a blanket.

4. Sleep alone. When you sleep next to another person their body generates heat which will only make you feel hotter.

5. Drink water before going to bed to stay hydrated.

6. Take a cool shower before bed which will wash away sweat and reduce your core body temperature so you can go to sleep feeling nice and cool.

7. Keep the lights off to reduce heat in the room.

8. Hang a wet sheet in front of an open window so as the breeze blows through, it will cool down the room.

9. Sleep on a bamboo mat or straw bed as these raw materials do not retain heat.

10. Buy an air conditioner or have your broken a/c unit fixed.

If you are tired of dealing with the heat or an a/c unit that isn’t cooling properly or would like to upgrade from your current air conditioning unit, there are some things to consider before deciding to purchase a new a/c unit.

Make sure you really need an new a/c system. Often, your current a/c unit can be repaired to help you put off the expense of buying a new one.

RDS Air Conditioning can often repair your existing a/c unit and if a new system is needed, will help you choose the most cost effective and proper air conditioning system to fit your needs.

Call RDS today to have your a/c system repaired, replaced or for routine maintenance.

Don’t Settle for Less, Use RDS!

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The Move to Wi-Fi “Smart” Thermostats Ultimate Convenience and Cost Savings

10 Aug
wifi thermostat

Use Sensi App to connect thermostat to Wi-Fi Router

For optimum comfort, performance and cost savings, forward-thinking air conditioning companies are now offering Wi-Fi controlled thermostats. It’s the newest trend in a/c and heating, with a host of benefits.

These are remote systems, accessed from your smartphone, tablet or PC. They are perfect for those on the go, and who isn’t these days?

Here are some key benefits of the devices:

  • WiFi thermostats are simple to use and simple to install. They also work without Wi-Fi as a standard thermostat.
  • Energy cost savings are real with less wasteful heating or cooling of an empty home. Preferred models maintains room temperature to within +/- 1°F, and room temperature display can be recalibrated up to +/- 5°.
  • You have the ability to control multiple thermostats with one account, from multiple smart devices.
  • Most offer multiple schedules, to pick from with a single touch, even more convenient if your schedule varies often.
  • For the mechanically minded, no “C wire” is required for most applications. And some models operate on only 2 “AA” alkaline batteries. No additional accessories/gateway are
  • On-screen displays tell you everything home or business’s cooling or heating, even keeping up with the local weather.
  • Current Room Temperature
  • Current Room Humidity
  • Local Weather and Conditions
  • System & Fan Modes
  • System Status (heating, cooling & standby)
  • Current Day’s Schedule
  • Next Program Schedule Change
  • Location and Name of Thermostat
  • Automatic Day Light Savings Time Adjustment
  • Key systems like the Sensi™ Wi-Fi Thermostat monitor humidity as well, which keeps you comfortable and can protect your property from the harmful effects including household damage. This is especially important in Southwest Florida, which has been experiencing record high humidity levels.
  • Your a/c company’s contact information is stored right in your Smartphone or tablet if service is needed, even more convenience.

Many models are Energy Aware Qualified and include warranties. Ask your a/c expert about specifics on their systems.

RDS Air Conditioning specializes in new a/c installation, a/c maintenance, a/c repair, and anything that has to do with your home or business a/c unit.  They also install thermostats including the Sensi™ Wi-Fi Thermostat.

Serving all of your air conditioning needs in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers.

RDS Air Conditioning is a Certified Florida Contractor. Lic. #CAC1816713. Don’t settle for less, Use RDS!