The plummeting temperatures in Lake Forest aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual air conditioner service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season 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 chilly 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 few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, 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 couple tips are just a place to start, but do note 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859 or arrange an appointment with us online.