How to keep your Laguna Hills home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Laguna Hills aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay 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 complete annual air conditioner service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort during these months as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these cooler months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them warm the entire season? Already check off your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit 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 in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can complete 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 team at White Mechanical, Inc. a call at 949-716-8379 or schedule an appointment with us online.