Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any daylight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable 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 running at its best. Here are a couple that we find very helpful here in Redford: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is heading outside too. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Swap 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 take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some may last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may possibly better 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 doing, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service performed 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 in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 313-537-8111 or arrange 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.