Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Utica: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal 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 as well. There are various fixes that can help you seal 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 normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may likely better 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 doing, but it never hurts to have 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 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.