With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous 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 especially helpful here in Lincoln:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot 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 too. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 take care of 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 could last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could likely improve 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 receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you make certain 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 402-438-7992 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.