With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough 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 numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Arlington:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do 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 usually recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 doing, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps make 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 360-255-5857 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.