With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in the Rio Grande Valley:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap 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 money. 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 switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants 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 get 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 956-630-3522 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.