How to keep your Thousand Oaks home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Thousand Oaks aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 important to schedule 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 suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already complete your annual air conditioner service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual air conditioner service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the pros at Air Max HVAC Inc a call at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment with us online.