The dropping temperatures in Westerville aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s important 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable 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 — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the team at Uptown Heating & Cooling a call at 614-344-6949 or set up an appointment with us online.