With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes 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 few that we find very helpful here in Wausau:
- 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. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial 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 to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 715-301-0727 to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.