With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual air conditioner service too because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Southern California:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are various choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase your air conditioner’s efficiency but also to help save you money. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can handle 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 can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, but they may also likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants 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 receive 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 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 714-710-1070 or arrange an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service, or anything else comfort related.