With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond having 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 South Beloit and Belvidere:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 going outside also. There are various options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 take care of it yourself. It’s usually 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.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 877-389-2465 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.