The dipping temperatures in Oxford aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 crucial to schedule annual air conditioner service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many 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 allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow 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 indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 662-281-1231 or arrange an appointment with us online.