How to keep your Buellton home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Buellton aren’t heading 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 big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual air conditioner service. We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many 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 recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the whole time? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit 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 in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact 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 simple to switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may 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 handful tips are just the beginning, 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 jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018 or schedule an appointment with us online.