With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Paxinos:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. And, 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 close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be handled so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 570-648-0748 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.