With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Kearney:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are various fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you make certain 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 308-624-3485 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.