With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Tuscaloosa:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can 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 could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins 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 completed 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 205-208-8090 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.