With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Pocatello:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of 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 host of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically 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 provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 have 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 fixed 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 208-621-0129 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.