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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Moline aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, 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 crucial to complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should 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 few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 may 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could 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 couple tips are just a place to start, but do recognize 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584 or schedule an appointment with us online.