With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Marshalltown:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple 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 boost 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 do it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 handling, 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 fixed so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 641-812-2028 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.