With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Manassas:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple 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 energy costs. 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 switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly improve 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service done annually helps you make certain that your air conditioner is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 703-260-1148 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.