How to keep your Show Low home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Show Low aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay 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 complete 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 during these months 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 entire season? Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of 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 find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to switch out 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 the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. a call at 928-537-1803 or schedule an appointment with us online.