The plummeting temperatures in Rapid City aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 vital to complete annual air conditioner service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other tasks 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 identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the team at Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915 or set up an appointment with us online.