With cooler temperatures 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 spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in West Jefferson:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot 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 making its way outside as well. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants 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 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 614-879-9091 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.