With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find especially helpful here in Auburn and Opelika:
- 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 heading outside too. There are various fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple 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 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 334-524-2458 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.