Three Tips to Keep Your Excelsior Springs Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Excelsior Springs aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can handle 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 set up air conditioner service, give the experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call at 816-379-3918 or set up an appointment with us online.