Three Tips to Keep Your Rapid City Home Comfortable in the Cooler Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Rapid City aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize 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 big role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual air conditioner service.

We do have to bring up the fact 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 is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other things 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 fixed. 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 make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. 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 problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits 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 recognize 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-2564 or set up an appointment with us online.