With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 comfortable even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Huffman:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. The air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. Various options can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase 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 do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, but they can also improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants that are emitted from a host 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you make certain 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 overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at (832) 957-9332 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service, or anything else comfort related.