Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter 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 spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Madera: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside too. There are various fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Change 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of pollutants that are emitted from a host of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, 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 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 559-675-1681 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.