How to keep your Lexington home comfortable during cooler months

Cooling

The dropping temperatures in Lexington aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial 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 time of year 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 chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?

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

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 set up air conditioner service, give the experts at Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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