Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends 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 doing its. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Scottsboro: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a great deal of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are various choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve 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 usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can likely 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 doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps you be 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 compromised. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment online to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.