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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Franklin aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize 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 vital to complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, 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 jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the team at Winters Heating and Cooling a call at 317-406-5783 or arrange an appointment with us online.