With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, 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 various 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 Ronkonkoma:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 making its way outside as well. There are various fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only boost 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 handle 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 may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Air conditioner service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to have 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 631-246-4029 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.