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 comfortable place to be. That spreads 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 doing its.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Moline:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch 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 bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 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 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 309-323-9584 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.