With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond doing 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 doing its.
Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in McMurray:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit 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 too. There are a host of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from a variety 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 performed annually helps make 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 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 724-370-0141 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.