With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing 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 doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Troy:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot 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 going outside also. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle 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 on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can handle 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 could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely improve 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 taking care of, 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 addressed 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 937-558-9478 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.