With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes 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 Pacheco:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 going outside as well. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. 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 change 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 leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants 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 get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 925-233-6238 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.