With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing 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 running at its best.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Safford:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from a host 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 928-432-6018 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.