With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be difficult 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 various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Plainfield:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit 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 also. There are a host of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can 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 may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants 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 receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps you make certain that your air conditioner is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 815-410-1231 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.