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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Kearney aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs 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 may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer 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 find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can 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 may 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 three tips are just a place to start, 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the experts at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 or schedule an appointment with us online.