With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly 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 comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Mechanicsburg:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do 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.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 have a reminder. Having furnace service done 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 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 717-220-4502 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.