With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Lodi:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are various options that can help you close 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 boost 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a host 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 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 conceded.
It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 209-257-3156 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.