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 difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Florissant: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit 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 a host of choices that can help you close 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 increase 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 typically recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they could potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety 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 doing, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps make sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed 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 314-838-9800 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.