The dipping temperatures in Odessa aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual air conditioner service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168 or set up an appointment with us online.