The plummeting temperatures in Arlington aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 mention that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler 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 handful of 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 escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape 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 recognize that there are other simple fixes you can do 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 360-255-5857 or schedule an appointment with us online.