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 comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Mechanicsville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic 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 increase 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 take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from a host of 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 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 301-363-4699 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.