With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond completing 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 doing its.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Pflugerville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 making its way outside as well. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change 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 offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have 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 handled so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 512-355-1482 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.