The dropping temperatures in Erie aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual air conditioner service.
We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?
Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow 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 indoors. 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out 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 may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can complete 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 schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-308-0416 or set up an appointment with us online.