With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult 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 a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Magnolia:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost 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 could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed 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 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 281-231-8768 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.