Three Tips to Keep Your Middle Georgia Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Middle Georgia aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things 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 identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out 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 age of your lights, they may 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia a call at 478-200-5689 or schedule an appointment with us online.