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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Williamsport aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 crucial to complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire time?

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

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at George Home Services a call at 570-244-2510 or arrange an appointment with us online.