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 numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Minocqua: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside as well. There are various options that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to handle 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 money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can do it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some can last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from various 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 715-356-7000 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.