Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond doing 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 operating at its peak. Here are four that we find very helpful here in Shelby Township : Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Swap 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 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 switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants 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 receive 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 handled so your comfort isn’t compromised. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.