With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Franklin Lakes:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are various fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Switch 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 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 swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer.
- Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps make sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 201-268-5663 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.