With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous 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 particularly helpful here in Longview:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly better 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps you be 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 903-284-2612 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.