Comfort Maximized - From New Plants to Air Conditioner Service

December 11, 2015

With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond completing 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 particularly helpful here in Rochester:

  • Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of 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 a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
  • Change your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 typically recommended to change your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
  • Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised.

It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 507-218-0088  to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.