With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult 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 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 couple that we find especially helpful here in Muskogee:
- 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. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are various fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic 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 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from a host 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 have 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 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 918-682-8238 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.