With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Georgetown:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are various choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants 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 handling, 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 addressed 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 512-937-2001 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.