With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Manassas:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 on your energy costs. 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 switch your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly 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 doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 handled so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 703-278-2036 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.