With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable 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 doing its.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Temple/Belton:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty 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 increase 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 usually recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can potentially improve 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 handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 254-307-9572 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.