Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Air Conditioner Service12/11/2015With 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 a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your air conditioner is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Sylmar: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping 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 host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Switch your air conditioner filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your air conditioner filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from a variety 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 done 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 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 818-370-7266 or set up an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about air conditioners, our air conditioner service or anything else comfort related.