Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond completing 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 running at its best. Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Abilene: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal 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 a variety of choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t compromised. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.