With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be hard 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 a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Mobile:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically 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.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 have 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 fixed so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 251-471-2674 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.