With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond doing 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 running at its best.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Tucson:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 improve 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 normally recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 handling, 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 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 520-200-1048 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.