Three Tips to Keep Your Cedar Rapids Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Cedar Rapids aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy 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 large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual air conditioner service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many 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 covered the entire time?

Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other tasks 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 uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. 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 notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just the beginning, but do note 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up air conditioner service, give the pros at Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-208-3295 or arrange an appointment with us online.