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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Genoa aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled 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 complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may 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 place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can complete 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 set up air conditioner service, give the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990 or set up an appointment with us online.