Going into fall of last year, you noticed that your air conditioner was making some funny noises. You ignored them at the time because it was fall, the temperatures were cooling down and you knew that soon enough you would not be using the A/C anymore.

And then winter set in and thoughts of your noisy air conditioner turned into thoughts of holiday meals and Christmas presents. You just thought if you ignore the problem it will eventually go away.

But this wasn’t the case. Your air conditioner is still making noise and it needs to be serviced before the summer heat.

But then you have a great idea; you decide to forgo fixing the air conditioner this year and instead just don’t do anything that will make you sweat. That is, you won’t workout in your home or engage in any activities that would cause you to get hot and sweat. This way, you can have a broken air conditioner and still be comfortable in your home. Brilliant.

There is a serious flaw in your plan. You see, everybody sweats and not for the same reasons. Even if you do your best to be a cool cucumber this summer, there are causes of sweating that could make you very uncomfortable in a house with a broken air conditioner. You might want to call Total Care Heating and Air right away for AC repair in Riverside.

Here are reasons other than physical activity that you sweat.

Strong Feelings

Your emotions, from love to stress to anger, can make you sweat. Emotional sweating triggers the sweat glands under your arms, on the palms of your hands and on your feet. This is why you get sweaty palms in certain emotional situations, like on a date or at a job interview.

It would be really bad should you have your date over to your house for dinner and you begin to sweat profusely. The sweat is dripping off your forehead and your armpits are soaking wet because you have strong feelings. But you can’t get any relief because you failed to have your air conditioner repaired. Fool.


A humid day, even if the temperature isn’t all that high, can leave you a sweaty mess. And nothing is worse than sticking to your leather couch on a humid day because you were too cheap to have your air conditioner fixed.


You don’t have to be a middle-aged woman going through menopause to suffer hot flashes. You might experience excess sweating because your thyroid gland is in overdrive. This is a condition known as hyperthyroidism and it can affect body temperature making you wish you had that air conditioner repaired when you had the chance.

Anxiety Disorders

One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with panic disorder this year. A severe panic attack can actually feel like a heart attack with symptoms that include chest pain, dizziness and sweating. The only thing worse than having a panic attack is having one while sitting in your hot home because the air conditioner is broken.


If you are scared of heights and find yourself staring down from atop a 30-story building, you will probably start sweating profusely. You have an irrational fear of spiders. If you are sitting on your couch in your home without air conditioning and you see a spider, your heart rate will increase, your blood pressure will rise and you will sweat.


Drinking alcohol can leave you wishing you caked on another layer or two of deodorant. Alcohol causes blood vessels near the skin to enlarge, which just happens to prompt your sweat glands to start working overtime.


Those hot wings and the spicy nachos you love so much are foods that will make you sweat. You might think that eliminating spicy foods will put an end to your sweating, but then you would be wrong.

In addition to spicy foods, there are a great number of other types of foods that can cause you to sweat including caffeinated drinks, foods with high amounts of sodium, processed foods and garlic.

As you can see, even if you think you will be as cool as a cucumber in your home without air conditioning, think again. We suggest you call Total Care Heating and Air today.