With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Scottsboro:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping 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 options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to get 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 addressed 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 256-574-1300 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.