How to keep your Sylmar home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Sylmar 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 vital to complete 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 recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap 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 age of your lights, 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 three tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 or arrange an appointment with us online.