With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond completing 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Wharton:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit 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 various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 979-323-6130 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.