With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Lexington:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 going outside also. There are a variety of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 boost 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 typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 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 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 336-853-6070 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.