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 cozy place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Lake Forest:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only boost 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 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 leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps you be sure 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 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 949-204-0859 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.