With winter 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 cozy place to be. That extends 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 operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Wisconsin Rapids:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could 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 potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants 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 have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 715-301-0256 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.