With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond completing 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 few that we find especially helpful here in Long Beach:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to have 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 562-286-6624 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.