Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That extends far beyond having 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 couple that we find very helpful here in Bloomington: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only boost 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 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 performance, but some could last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from a host 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service completed 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 conceded. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 812-332-9100 or schedule an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.