With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Plover:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal 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 as well. There are a host of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase 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 change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps make 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 715-504-0533 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.