With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find especially helpful here in Norton:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins 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 have a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you be 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 276-302-0076 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.