How to keep your Albuquerque home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Albuquerque aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be 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 keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to bring up the fact 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 should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other tasks 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 uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of warm air to make it’s way inside 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a place to start, but do note 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 things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange air conditioner service, give the team at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or arrange an appointment with us online.