Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are a few that we find particularly helpful here in Manassas: 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 going outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only boost 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 handle it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some can last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can possibly improve 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 completed annually helps you be 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 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 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.