How to keep your Stuart home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Stuart aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize 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 large 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 suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire 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 improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside 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 allowing cold air inside. If you uncover 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 escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete 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 set up air conditioner service, give the experts at Nisair Air Conditioning a call at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment with us online.