Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Holdrege: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is leaving your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are various fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to take care of 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to change 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 attractive, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you be sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t conceded. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.