With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Franklin:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a host of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 do it yourself. It’s typically 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.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 317-406-5783 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.