Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That goes far beyond completing 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 a couple that we find very helpful here in Lexington: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is escaping 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 variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle 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 on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of 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 can last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 336-853-6070 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.