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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Lodi aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual air conditioner service.

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

Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs 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 find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the pros at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-257-3156 or arrange an appointment with us online.