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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Marshalltown aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended 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 complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting 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 get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, 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 handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210 or set up an appointment with us online.