With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in McHenry:
- 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 making its way outside also. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Swap 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 on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins that are emitted from a variety 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps make 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 compromised.
It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 815-410-1128 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.