Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Homer Glen: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal 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 as well. There are a variety of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Change 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 on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of 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. Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from various 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 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 handled 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 708-301-0170 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.