With cooler temperatures 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 comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Carson 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. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 775-230-7628 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.