With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Macon:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a host of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number 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 number of contaminants that are emitted from a host of 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 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 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 478-202-3170 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.