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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Magnolia aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 important to complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season?

Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768 or schedule an appointment with us online.