With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak.
Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Anchorage:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 making its way 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 handle themselves.
- Change 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 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 benefits, but some can last even longer.
- Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely improve 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 have 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 in trouble.
It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 907-202-9798 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.