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 comfy 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 comfy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Excelsior Springs:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut 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 boost 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 usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed annually helps make 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 816-379-3918 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.