Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfy 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 comfortable even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find very helpful here in Bishop: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot 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 also. There are various choices that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty simple fixes for homeowners to do 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 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. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they may possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a variety of toxins 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 get 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 addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 760-784-9034 or arrange an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.