How to keep your Indian River County home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Indian River County aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might 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 in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-571-1080 or set up an appointment with us online.