With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads 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 four that we find particularly helpful here in Laguna Niguel:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a variety of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve 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 normally recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 949-317-4175 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.