Three Tips to Keep Your Hattiesburg Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Hattiesburg aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay 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 complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should 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 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 find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer 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 all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763 or arrange an appointment with us online.