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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Marshalltown aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many 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 should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • 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 in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could 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 easy 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 schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028 or arrange an appointment with us online.