With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing 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 a couple that we find especially helpful here in Shelby:
- 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 making its way outside too. There are various fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 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 switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 704-233-7363 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.