With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous 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 Moline:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins that are emitted from a variety 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 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 309-517-7511 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.