The dipping temperatures in Des Moines aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, 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 vital to complete annual air conditioner service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few 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 recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season?
Already check off 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 identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- 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 could 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out 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 the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569 or arrange an appointment with us online.