With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Bloomfield:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal 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 making its way outside too. There are a host of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. 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 change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins that are emitted from a host of 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 receive 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 812-825-8695 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.