How to keep your Paso Robles home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Paso Robles aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 vital to complete annual air conditioner service. We do have to note that there are few things that will offer 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 check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online.