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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Carpentersville aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be 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 aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season?

Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 can still have air making its way indoors. 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 permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy 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 how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do 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 arrange air conditioner service, give the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-412-8308 or set up an appointment with us online.