With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough 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 various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your air conditioner is doing its.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Beaverton:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your air conditioner service technician to do it, you can handle 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 pleasing, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from various 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 get a reminder. Having air conditioner service performed annually helps make sure 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 503-374-1934 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.