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 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Rapid City:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 too. There are a variety of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 normally recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps make sure 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 605-206-3915 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.