How to keep your Orange County home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Orange County aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain 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 note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend these chilly months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer 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 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could 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 couple tips are just a starting point, 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 complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning a call at 949-525-9119 or arrange an appointment with us online.