With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be hard 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Marshalltown:
- 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 host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 do 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 could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 641-316-3360 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.