With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be hard 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 particularly helpful here in Mount Pleasant:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are a variety of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively 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 improve 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 843-485-0967 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.