How to keep your West Palm Beach home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in West Palm Beach aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be 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 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 should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time? Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak 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 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can 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 might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can handle 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 arrange air conditioner service, give the experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-582-3390 or schedule an appointment with us online.