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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Manassas aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other things 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 identify areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer 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 inside. 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 easy to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 handful tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148 or schedule an appointment with us online.