With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best.
Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Alice:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do 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 could last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 361-265-4371 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.