Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a few that we find especially helpful here in Hudsonville: 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. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside also. There are a host of choices that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively basic fixes for homeowners to handle themselves. Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only boost your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may likely boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from a host 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 handled so your comfort isn’t conceded. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 616-669-3961 or set up 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.