With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Alliance:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention 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 close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only boost your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps make sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 308-321-4703 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.