How to keep your Tampa Bay home comfortable during cooler months11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Tampa Bay aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during cooler months. Of course, your air conditioner plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual air conditioner service. We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned air conditioner. That’s why air conditioner service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend these colder months not knowing if their air conditioner is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already done with your annual air conditioner service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of warm air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, 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 light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple tips are just a starting point, 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 jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule air conditioner service, give the experts at Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553 or arrange an appointment with us online.