Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy place to be. That extends 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 operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Hattiesburg: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may likely better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps you be 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 compromised. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 601-268-3486 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.