The dipping temperatures in Cambridge aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual air conditioner service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is easy 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 the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC a call at 410-228-4822 or schedule an appointment with us online.