With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Columbia:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside as well. There are a host of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only boost 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 601-736-7362 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.