Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are four that we find very helpful here in Auburn: 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 making its way outside as well. There are various fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important 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 do 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 may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, 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 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 530-885-8081 or arrange an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.