With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Newark:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed 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 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 740-200-5591 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.