Three Tips to Keep Your Huffman Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Huffman aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire time?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521 or set up an appointment with us online.