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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Phoenix aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream 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 huge 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 colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might 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 couple tips are just a place to start, but do note 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 jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 602-832-7808 or schedule an appointment with us online.