With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable 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 four that we find especially helpful here in Cedar Rapids:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are various choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 319-208-3295 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.