With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Fort Lauderdale:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap 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 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 capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can likely improve 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 get a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 954-320-7398 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.