With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be hard 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 a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Middle Georgia:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase 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 handle 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.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 completed 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 478-200-5689 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.