With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Justin:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins 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 have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 940-202-1184 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.