With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Perry:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be handled 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 478-202-3076 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.