The dipping temperatures in Greater Richmond aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer weather, it’s critical 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 important to complete annual air conditioner service.
We do have to bring up the fact 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 suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit 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 in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to swap and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do note 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 complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657 or schedule an appointment with us online.