With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Abilene:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a host of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially improve 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service performed 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 325-200-4667 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.