With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, 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 various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its.
Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Gresham:
- Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is leaving 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 a host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves.
- Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase 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 do it yourself. It’s typically 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 leave you with a host 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 number of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products.
- Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be 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 503-663-8033 to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.