With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are four that we find very helpful here in West Columbia:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 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 benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from various 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 done annually helps you be 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 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 803-265-4208 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.