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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Keokuk aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize 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 large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual air conditioner service.

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

Already done with 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 have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to 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 in-tact 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 basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do note 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 jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-229-2318 or arrange an appointment with us online.