A few AC and heating tips for Lawton OK area homeowners
Don’t Ignore Air Conditioning Problems
When an air conditioning emergency occurs (i.e. your air conditioner dies on the hottest day of the summer) you probably know that you need to call for service. However, it is easy to ignore smaller air conditioning problems because they may not seem as important. The reality is that these smaller air conditioning problems can build up and become major issues in the long run. This is why we suggest calling an AC service company as soon as you notice some of the signs of an ailing cooling system.
Here are a few of the most important symptoms to watch for:
- Decreased air flow from the registers;
- Strange noises coming from the air conditioner;
- Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the air conditioner is running;
- The air conditioner cycles on and off more frequently than it used to;
- The breaker for the air conditioner in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing);
- Ice appears on your air conditioner or piping, either inside or outside the house;
- Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner won’t come on.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call us today to have your air conditioning checked and serviced to avoid larger problems down the road.
Winter Heating Tips in Walters OK
Don’t let the heat out. Be sure to check all of your doors and windows and make sure that they are air tight. Block any leaks you find with weather stripping or caulk.
You can use window shades and drapes to maximize your heating benefits. Close them at night to conserve energy and open them in the daytime to let sunlight in.
Add humidity. Humid air feels warmer than dryer air. By increasing the humidity in your home it will feel warmer and also help you resist winter colds by keeping your skin moisturized (ask us about Trane humidifiers).
Be sure to clean the air filter in your furnace. A dirty or clogged air filter means that your furnace has to work harder which means a higher energy bill each month.
Most of the heat loss in your home goes through the attic. Be sure to check the attic for any open vents for fans and seal them off during the winter. Also keep an eye on how well your attic is insulated. Our technicians can help.