Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 running at its best. Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Grove City: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a host of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch 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 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 typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants 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 completed 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 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 614-871-4144 or schedule an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.