Owning a San Antonio home is not always an easy job. Your home may seem like the safest space for you and your family, but it can require a lot of upkeep from its owner to ensure it is functioning properly. Here at Air Clinic SA we want our customers to be fully prepared to handle anything that their homes throw at them – including DIY solutions!
Our team is always happy to help with any of your HVAC needs, but there are a few investments you can make in your home that will save you time and money in the long run. Read on to learn about some small investments that make big impacts.
DIY Home Maintenance
While a knowledgeable Air Clinic SA comfort specialist is always ready to assist you with any HVAC repairs or home projects, sometimes having a few tools on hand could save you the hassle. Many home repairs can be fixed with a little knowledge and creativity! Some examples of good tools to have in your home are:
- Wall Repair Kit – Of course, large painting projects or wall damage may need the experienced hand of a professional, but small repairs can be fairly easy to fix. A small kit of wall putty and paint rollers could be highly beneficial to filling and covering those holes, dings and scratches in your walls.
- Basic Tool Kit – Other more common tools like a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, drills etc. are often the very tools technicians carry with them. Bolts, valves, panels and screws can be navigated easily with these few basic tools at your disposal.
- Temperature Sensors – Although your AC thermostat should be reporting accurate temperatures, your home may experience hot and cold spots that you want to locate or your attic temperature may be a concern for you during extreme temperatures. Having an extra thermostat with sensors that you can place in concerning areas can alert you when there’s a heating or cooling problem you need to have repaired.
Your AC works hard and uses a lot of energy to maintain your desired temperature in the home, but without proper seals to keep that air inside you could be losing a lot of energy. All the cracks and openings that allow air to escape are just opportunities for you to give your home a little attention.
- Windows and Doors – The seals on the windows and doors in your home are huge culprits of wasted energy. It is relatively easy to buy window caulk at a hardware store and renew the sealings around your windows to keep more air trapped inside your home. Also, materials like weather stripping placed on the edges of your external doors can prevent air from escaping. Plus, door seals prevent moisture, bugs and dirt from entering the home as well.
One of the main ways you can invest in your home and keep costs down is scheduling an annual AC tune-up. The certified technicians at Air Clinic SA have proven that the comprehensive evaluation, preventative repairs and comfort adjustments allow your AC unit to work more efficiently all year long. When your AC can use less energy to achieve the desired goal, you reduce energy consumption and your monthly bill!
Need More Home Efficiency Advice?
Air Clinic SA is dedicated to providing honest and thorough answers to all of your efficiency concerns. If you’re ready to implement efficiency solutions or schedule your AC tune-up appointment, count on the team at Air Clinic SA to provide the best HVAC services in San Antonio. We’ll get the job done right! Give us a call.