How to keep your San Dimas home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in San Dimas aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other jobs 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 find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap 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 the age of your lights, they might 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 three tips are just a place to start, 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call at 626-478-2922 or schedule an appointment with us online.