Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Topeka: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside too. There are a host of options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Swap 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 take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 done annually helps you make certain that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed 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 785-357-6200 or schedule 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.