Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Excelsior Springs: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Change 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins 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 816-630-2702 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.