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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Muskogee aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season?

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 — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way indoors. 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or arrange an appointment with us online.