Comfort Maximized From New Plants to Furnace Service

December 11, 2015

With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of 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 very helpful here in Rocky Mount:

  • 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. 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 choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves.
  • Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer.
  • Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products.
  • Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps make 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 conceded.

It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 540-369-3790 to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.