With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads far beyond having 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Rockford:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only boost 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 normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may 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 improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at (815)914-6197 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.