With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous 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 especially helpful here in Saint Petersburg:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are various choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 727-369-6195 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.