The dropping temperatures in Florissant aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 bring up the fact that there aren’t many 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 chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple 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 identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 handful tips are just the beginning, 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-325-7552 or set up an appointment with us online.