With cooler temperatures 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 extends far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Laurel:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a variety of fixes 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 critical things you can do to not only improve 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 usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps you be sure that your air conditioner is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be handled so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 301-960-3247 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.