Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That spreads 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 operating at its peak. Here are a couple that we find especially helpful here in Columbus: 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 going outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 have 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 handled so your comfort isn’t compromised. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 614-451-0846 or arrange 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.