With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Menomonie and western Wisconsin:
- 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. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap 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 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to get 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 handled 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 715-352-4052 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.