With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond doing 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 particularly helpful here in Wyandotte:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a host of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 doing, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 734-284-1224 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.