With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult 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 comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Los Angeles:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Swap 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 money. 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 capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed annually helps make 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 800-296-5088 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.