With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond having 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 doing its.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Grand Prairie:
- 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. 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 fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase 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 do it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 972-332-1028 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.