With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads 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 four that we find particularly helpful here in Troy:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may 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 going outside also. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 937-558-9478 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.