Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Columbia: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty 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 increase 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer 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 variety of toxins that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed 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 conceded. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 601-736-7362 or arrange an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.