With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing 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 running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Des Moines:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change 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 typically recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants 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 doing, but it never hurts to have 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 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 515-344-3579 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.