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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Lawrence aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, 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 schedule annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace 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 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 handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete 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 experts at Scott Temperature a call at 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment with us online.