Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Ridgedale and the Branson area: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is leaving your home. Not to mention 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 seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only boost 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 handle it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already taking care of, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps make 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 conceded. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 417-544-4430 or schedule 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.