With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads 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 doing its.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Tucker:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer.
- Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins 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 receive 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 770-450-1539 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.