With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends 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 Racine:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch 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 money. 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 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 appealing, they may likely boost 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 262-358-9468 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.