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How to keep your Opelika home comfortable during cooler months

The dropping temperatures in Opelika aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer 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 colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?

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 may be surprised what areas are permitting 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 could still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or arrange an appointment with us online.