With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Thedford:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is leaving 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 fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you money. 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already taking care of, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps make 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 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 519-296-4437 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.