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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Hamilton aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can remain 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 schedule annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler 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 things 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 find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-268-5164 or set up an appointment with us online.