Three Tips to Keep Your Jefferson City Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Jefferson City aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 indoors. 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 basic to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908 or arrange an appointment with us online.