Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are four that we find very helpful here in Moline: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is sneaking out of 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 host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do 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 energy costs. 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 capabilities, but some could last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants 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 have 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 309-762-3641 or set up an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.