With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous 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 Albuquerque:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 as well. There are a host of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants 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 receive 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 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 505-445-1250 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.