The dropping temperatures in Crystal and Twin Cities aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be 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 schedule 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 season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?
Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things 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 identify areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit 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 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might 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 couple tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can complete 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 set up air conditioner service, give the team at GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000 or set up an appointment with us online.