With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of 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 very helpful here in Sandpoint:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 do it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps make 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 208-578-4258 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.