With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing 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 Ballwin and St. Charles:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is sneaking out of 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 a variety of fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves.
- Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants 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 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 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 636-206-4250 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.