How to keep your Winchester home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Winchester aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort during these months 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 warm the entire season? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. 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 allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other easy 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 team at Thornberry Bros Inc a call at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment with us online.