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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Rochester aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s important 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 crucial to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable 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 identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing 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 can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088 or set up an appointment with us online.