With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes 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 running at its best.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in New Castle:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically 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.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially 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 handling, 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 724-401-1843 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.