Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable 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 comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Tuscaloosa: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are various options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Switch 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 do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps make sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 205-758-2703 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.