With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of 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 very helpful here in Greater Richmond:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. 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 performance, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service done 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 804-302-6657 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.