With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing 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 running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find especially helpful here in Reinholds:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit 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 making its way outside as well. There are a host of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 717-216-0846 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.