With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, 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 numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
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, may mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change 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 on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can do 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 may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can potentially better 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 doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 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 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.