With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond having 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Erie:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you money. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly improve 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 doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 addressed 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 814-308-0416 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.