With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Newton:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you shut 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 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 normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get 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 addressed 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 641-316-9803 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.