With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Ellsworth:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service done 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 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 715-318-6728 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.