With cooler temperatures 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 spreads far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Phoenix:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are various fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change 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 leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from a host of 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 602-832-7808 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.