How to keep your West Palm Beach home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in West Palm Beach aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a big 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 few things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler 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 couple other tasks 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 identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape 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 simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 561-656-4255 or arrange an appointment with us online.