With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various 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 Hodgenville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping 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 fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap 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 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 switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from various 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 270-358-3167 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.