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 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 running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Hudsonville:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only boost 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 take care of 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 can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could possibly boost 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 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at (616) 669-3961 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.