Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Greencastle: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could 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 going outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only improve 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 change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some could last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can potentially better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of toxins that are emitted from various 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 performed annually helps you make certain 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.