With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Branchville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap 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 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service done 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 862-345-6896 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.