November is finally here, and Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Many people in Spring, Texas, will be having people over and cooking a delicious Thanksgiving meal with their family and friends. Between the people in your household, doors opening and closing often, and ovens being on, your home can get hot on Thanksgiving. Enviromax Services Inc. understands that you want to keep your guests as comfortable as possible, so we’ve laid out some tips to keep your home cool this Thanksgiving:
- Check Your A/C Filters
Give your A/C filter a quick check. If it is dirty, dusty, or grimy, you may want to purchase a new one. Not only do dirty filters decrease your air conditioner’s efficiency, they also can release allergens into the air that could have your guests sneezing.
You want to keep cool air in and hot air out. Weatherizing prevents air loss when you need the cool air to keep your guests comfortable. Add insulation around air conditioning ducts and seal any air leaks with caulking and weather stripping. These are simple steps to take, and they can make a big difference in the temperature of your home.
- Check Your Outside Unit
Ensure the outside unit is not being blocked by any debris. The outside unit of your air conditioner can’t dissipate heat transferred from the indoor unit if it’s crowded with debris. Check to see if there are any branches, leaves, or other outdoor debris blocking the outside unit and remove any blockage.
- Make Sure the Thermostat Works
Check for any problems with the thermostat, which controls the temperature of your household. If you haven’t changed the batteries in a while, you may want to consider putting fresh ones in. The last thing you want to worry about on Thanksgiving is the thermostat batteries dying when the oven is hot and you have people over.
- Keep Your Blinds Closed
A large amount of unwanted heat comes from your windows. By keeping your blinds closed, you can keep out the heat generated by the sun and keep your guests from being uncomfortably warm.
Enviromax Services Inc. knows that having friends and family over while cooking a delicious meal is a part of Thanksgiving that many people look forward to. Keeping your home cool is an important part of ensuring your guests feel comfortable. For any air conditioning or electrical services you may need, give Enviromax Services Inc. a call at (713) 466-7555.