With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be hard 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 couple that we find especially helpful here in Portland:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit 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 as well. There are a host of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only boost 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 do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants 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 receive a reminder. Having air conditioner service completed annually helps you make certain 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 503-213-4433 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.