Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, 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 numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Plover: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can 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 too. There are a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase 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 handle it yourself. It’s usually 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 variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from a host 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 done 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 715-345-1979 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.