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 comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Odessa:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a variety of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally 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.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety 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 number of toxins that are emitted from a variety 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 get a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps you make certain 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 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 432-237-0168 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.