With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond doing 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 Tucson:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase 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 normally recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, 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 receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps you make certain that your air conditioner is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 520-357-4912 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.