Three Tips to Keep Your Bossier City Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Bossier City aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season?

Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • 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 could 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can 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 basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online.