With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be tough 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 cozy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find especially helpful here in Middletown:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are various fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle 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 energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 302-231-1380 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.