With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Oxford:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a variety of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 done annually helps you be 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 662-281-1231 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.