With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond having 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Carpentersville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are a host of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins 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 handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 224-412-8308 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.