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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Plainfield aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season 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 chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire time?

Already check off 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 offer 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 escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might 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 three tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-410-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online.