With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Westerville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 heading outside as well. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch 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 bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host 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 host of toxins 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 make 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 614-344-6949 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.