Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be hard to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is doing its. Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Odessa: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are a host of options that can help you close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are pretty basic fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical 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 normally recommended to change 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 provide a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually appealing, they can potentially boost your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host 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 done 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 in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 432-333-2208 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.