Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Keokuk: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are various fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants that are emitted from a variety 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 performed annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 319-524-3714 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.