How to keep your Upland home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Upland aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, 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 crucial to complete annual air conditioner service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this time of year as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire 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 — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow 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 indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple tips are just a starting point, 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online.