Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be difficult 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 running at its best. Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Moline: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 handled so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 309-517-7511 or set up an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.