How to keep your Pinellas County home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Pinellas County aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 important to schedule annual air conditioner service. We do have to note that there are few 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 is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the whole time? Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting 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 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 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515 or set up an appointment with us online.