Three Tips to Keep Your Circleville Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Circleville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will provide 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 check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other tasks 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 find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could 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 three tips are just a starting point, 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940 or set up an appointment with us online.