With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy 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 running at its best.
Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Heflin:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 going outside also. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 do it yourself. It’s usually 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.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could potentially improve 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 done annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 256-270-1196 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.