With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Auburn:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. Not to mention 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 seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change 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 bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 get 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 handled so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 530-885-8081 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.