With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 four that we find especially helpful here in Dresden:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from various 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 you make certain 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.