The dropping temperatures in Pella aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 vital to complete annual air conditioner service.
We do have to note that there are only a couple 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 recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire time?
Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could 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 indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple tips are just a starting point, 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621 or schedule an appointment with us online.