With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Mankato area:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to handle 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 money. 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 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 provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already taking care of, 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 507-387-6596 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.