With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond having annual air conditioner service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Crystal and Twin Cities:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal 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 options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly 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 increase 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 take care of it yourself. It’s usually 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.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially 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 handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having air conditioner service done 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 763-535-2000 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.