With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Elk River:
- 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 too. There are a variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from various 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 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 fixed 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 763-276-0617 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.