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 difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Genoa: 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 making its way outside also. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could potentially 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 doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you make certain 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 847-293-0047 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.