With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads 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 doing its.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Hasbrouck Heights:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are various choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change 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 swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, 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 may likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 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 addressed 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 201-579-2562 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.