How to keep your Santee home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Santee aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire time? Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing 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 inside. 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 find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could 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 may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple 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 jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc a call at 619-448-2470 or schedule an appointment with us online.