How to keep your Stuart and West Palm Beach areas home comfortable during cooler months

Cooling

The plummeting temperatures in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, 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 vital to schedule annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort during these months 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 covered the whole time?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit 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 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 allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace 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 could be letting all the hot air in your home escape 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 recognize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 772-247-0337 or set up an appointment with us online.

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