How to keep your Bakersfield home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Bakersfield aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream 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 vital to schedule annual air conditioner service. We do have to note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season 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 entire time? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs 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 identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic 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 how old your lights are, they could 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 handle once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment with us online.