With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, 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 numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in Siloam Springs:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit 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 also. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps you be 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 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 479-308-8176 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.