With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, 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 a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Huntsville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 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 usually recommended to switch 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 leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to have 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 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 256-801-4701 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.