With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Jefferson City:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps make sure that your air conditioner is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be handled so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 573-635-3547 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.