With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy 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 comfy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Keokuk:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a host of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 do it yourself. It’s typically 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 leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 319-229-2318 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.