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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Tuscaloosa aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay 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 are only a couple 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 chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the whole time?

Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple 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 uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 or set up an appointment with us online.