Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That spreads far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Carson City: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, 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 relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve 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 do it yourself. It’s normally recommended to change 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 offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could possibly better 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 handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service done 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 in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 775-882-8154 or arrange an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.