With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond having 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 running at its best.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Rapid City:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 typically recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 605-206-2564 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.