With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Pella:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Swap 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 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 benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants 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 performed annually helps you be sure 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 641-628-3621 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.