The dipping temperatures in Laurel aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual air conditioner service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy 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 H&C Heating and Cooling a call at 301-960-3247 or arrange an appointment with us online.