With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy 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 comfy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Omaha:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are a host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency, but also to help save you money. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 receive 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 402-628-0206 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.