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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Monroe aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can stay 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple 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 chilly 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 few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606 or schedule an appointment with us online.