Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 You’ve probably noticed the days are getting shorter and colder and it seems difficult to keep your home comfortable and toasty. We’ve got some tips that can help beyond completing annual furnace service. These tips will enhance the comfort your furnace provides. Here are four tips for staying comfortable this winter in Scottsboro: Seal air leaks. A great deal of warm air escapes your home through cracks around your windows and doors. This can be a costly problem when you look at your utility bill. Fortunately, it’s not costly to fix it. Generally, new weatherstripping or caulking is all it takes. Change your furnace filter. •This is important to improving your furnace’s efficiency, and therefore helping you save money. What’s even better is that it’s really easy to do yourself. Inspect your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are a perfect addition to your home because they look nice, and they can actually boost your indoor air quality. A lot of common houseplants will absorb some of the airborne toxins that are released from ordinary household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. You should arrange regular furnace service annually. This will ensure your furnace is working as it should, and if it’s not, identify problem areas before they get worse. Keeping your home comfortable this winter doesn’t have to be time-consuming task. Call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 to find out more about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also simply set up an appointment online.