With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Kutztown and Breinigsville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 heading outside as well. There are a variety of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins that are emitted from various 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 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 484-646-3363 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.